Sunday, November 30, 2014

Muse - Ta Da!

Muse

I've named this quilt Muse. The pattern is called Consider, and soonest I will be ready to get this pattern to my pattern testers and then release it for any of you who might want to make her. The pattern was inspired by the work of Josef Albers, as was my pattern called Canvas.

Muse

Muse is made of purple and pink Kona cottons and Kona Snow. She is about 54" square and was quilted heavily. That kitten is Sundance, the smaller of the two brothers, and he is now about 4 months old.

Muse

I used my APQS Millennium Long Arm Quilting machine to quilt Muse. I hand guided the machine - no computer or pantograph was used. The centre motif is matchstick quilted in a few variations and the border is quilted less densely.

Muse

I used Aurifil and Superior King Tut 100% cotton threads in a variety of colours.

Muse

The small purple and pink rectangles are each the same fabrics. From a distance you get a bit of the optical colour change that the Albers paintings studied but up close the effect is mostly gone.

Muse

For the back I chose three print that I love. Next time I will make an effort to match the print in the middle - I did not even try and it would have been easy to do. The binding is more Kona Snow and was handstitched down on the back.

Muse

The piecing at the bottom of the centre motif is straight, the quilt just hangs a little wobbly, and I am thinking a bit of blocking would fix that. The wobble is caused by the change in the density of the quilting and its effect on the draw in after a wash and dry. All these photos of Muse are after a wash and dry.

Sundance

While I was photographing Muse, the kittens came to help. Sundance, above, climbed onto my quilt Sunset, which I had set on a chair to hang up Muse.

Butch

And I turned around and Butch was sitting still and in the window. That is the best photo I have managed of either kitten so far. The brothers are about 4 months old now.

A Lovely Year of Finishes 

Muse was my November goal in A Year of Lovely Finishes so I will also go and link her up there.

 

 I'm going to show Muse off at some other linkup. First at Monday Makers with my friend Aylin.

Best,

Leanne

19 comments:

Catherine said...

Muse is beautiful! Your cats are very privileged to be allowed to sit on quilts like those:-)

pennydog said...

Another lovely finish!

Saija said...

Beautiful! Lovely colours!

Nilya said...

:) thanks :)

Love your quilts, but your Sundance is still one of my favs... The cats are sooooo sweeeeet

Dawn said...

Beautiful quilts! However, the cats are ridiculously cute! I never get male cats, but having an orange tabby is on my kitty bucket list. They are so adorable!

Karen H said...

What a great finish - Muse is beautiful!

Those kittens are growing so fast and they look to be losing those chubby baby tummies but man oh man are their whiskers ever long ! I've got a ginger (I love, love, love gingers) who is just a little bit older than your guys and mine still has baby whiskers!

Ioleen said...

Muse is very lovely - like the colour combo. The kittens are the cutest (next to mine of course lol). They are getting bigger and I see very interested in quilting. Take care.

Kaja said...

This is a lovely quilt - I love the simplicity of your design and what you have done with the quilting. And cute kittens too.

Anne said...

Ahhh . . . quilting kitties in training. So cute. And as always your quilts and quilting are wonderful.

Katy Cameron said...

Obviously Sundance is embracing the whole orange and pink colour combo thing :oD

ChristaQuilts said...

What a perfect name for this quilt!

A Quilter's Mission said...

This turned out great! I love the colors and the quilting.

margaret said...

Muse is wonderful and as for those kittens they are so cute can imagine the mischief they get up to

Debbie said...

Muse is lovely - I agree, a perfect name for this soothing quilt...

Amy Friend said...

Beautiful quilting and I agree with the others that the name is perfect. I love your quilt names!

Catherine said...

I absolutely love this Leanne, and the quilting is just perfect. And those little kitties......how cute are they!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Another gorgeous quilt!

daryl aitken said...

I love Muse - it's beautiful. Congratulations Leanne!

Michele said...

It really is beautiful and it is fun that the kittens have already gotten into the quilt photo shoots.