Thursday, January 27, 2011

Broken Cogs

I haven't been sewing much lately, just writing, writing and more writing. I finished this awhile ago. It was planned for one of the quilts in the book, but it didn't fit. Good for me! I adore this quilt and when I have a free minute or two it's going to be a pattern. This is the Broken Cogs quilt. Most of the fabrics are Daisy Janie's Geo Grand. So bold, so graphic...simply perfect for this quilt.
The design was inspired the parts of an old meat grinder that we use to grind cranberries at Thanksgiving. (I know, a food processor would be faster, but it's tradition in our house!)
It's taken me so long to post it because taking a good picture of it was nearly impossible. It's big, it's dark, and it's been either freezing cold, snowy or wet. I finally moved all the living room furniture and threw it on the floor. Don't you LOVE the back? I do.
I collaborated on the quilting with Miss Angela again. I love the way she emphasized the sharp edges of the cogs. There are straight lines in the arms of the cogs to give it a bit of a raw, industrial feel and then the curves to give the background an amazing texture.
I'm so happy with the whole thing.
Just is case you wanted to look at it some more!
Oh, by the way, Angela is celebrating a little anniversary this week. You should pop over and say hi and congratulations!

79 comments:

Modern Day Quilts said...

Love this!

Anina said...

Absolutely stunning Jacquie!

Josurin said...

This is SO cool! I love the pattern, the fabrics, and the quilting! It's awesome how the sharp edges stand out because of the quilting and then there is the contrast with the curved lines in the rest of the quilted space.

Mary Pustejovsky said...

I love the design. This is so innovative! I would definitely be interested in the pattern once it's available.

Solidia said...

What a beautiful quilt! I LOVE everything about it!! I will definitely buy the pattern when it comes out.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The quilting couldn't be more perfect.

RosaMarĂ­a said...

wow! such gorgeous quilt! I'm in love with the desing, you are a genious! please make a pattern!

Trisha said...

Wow, it is so gorgeous! If this didn't get into the book then I can't wait to see what did because this quilt is incredible!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

WOW Just WOW!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Ooh... Amazing
(I'm revealing my own Daisy Janie quilt tomorrow.)

MN2NM said...

Gorgeous! I'm sad this one won't be in the book. But maybe in the next one...? :)

Tina said...

That is so cool! Can't wait for the pattern!

amy dame said...

this is gorgeous!!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

GORGEOUS!!! OMG, I love it. Well done.

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love it!!

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, this is great - it really grabs ya! (in a good way, haha)

Tacey said...

Your quilt is stunningly, gorgeous. As usual, you are a great inspiration.
Can't wait for your book!

Cheryl said...

This is such a wonderful quilt! How is it constructed? Can you share?

Vicki said...

It's beautiful, Jacquie!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Great graphical feel with soft curves...cool manipulation of contrast!

Kristy said...

I love it! It is gorgeous and it was inspired from real life.

Patty S. said...

I really like how you are deconstructing traditional designs. Love the entire design and Angela did another superb job.

happy zombie said...

Breathtaking!

highpitchedbarking said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Mama Spark said...

Love it!! I have some fabric this design would be perfect for! Pattern please!!

Kristen said...

You can always make those fabrics sing!

Angela said...

Boy is that stunning. The quilting on it is gorgeous! It just emphasizes all the great parts about the design of the piecing.

vicki boschman said...

Your site is my favorite! and this quilt is wonderful! Good job! It's edgy but somewhat soothing. Thanks so much for blogging.

sarah, rsm said...

this quilt is amazing!

Patty said...

Stunning!

Amanda said...

This is fabulous!! I can't wait until you are able to make it into a pattern!

johnsoncircus said...

stunning! LOVE IT!

Poppyprint said...

Those are some seriously cool cogs!! The quilting is an excellent match with your design as well.

diane w said...

Love how the black makes the colors "pop' right out.

Lauradublin said...

Amazing quilt. Would love a pattern!

Victoria said...

Stellar! Great inspiration, and super originality!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful! ThankS for sharing pictures!

Greta said...

This just might be my favorite one yet! Now I really can't wait to see what's in the book, especially if one this amazing didn't make the cut.

Anonymous said...

What a tease! I want this pattern and I want it now!

Carol T said...

wow, this is an amazing quilt.

Leila said...

Love Love Love This! Great pictures!

Suzanne said...

I love the quilt and inspiration. On more than one occasion you have turned the ordinary into a fantastic quilt design.

Carla said...

Genius, Jacquie! Is the background black or charcoal? I love the pattern...the circles soften the sharp edges of the cog. Congrats on a great quilt, as always!!

bevkimmel said...

So clever! That is a quilt my husband would love.

Becka said...

What a great design! The dark background really shows off the other fabrics and the pattern seems to have a lot of movement.

Cathy said...

Simply stunning!

Lissa said...

this quilt is amazing! It is a true work of art!

Jenniffier said...

I think that is so wonderful. Great design.

...so we added chickens said...

Awesome! this design is fantastic and the fabric choices are wonderful.

a.niza said...

what a stunner!...love the quilting too!

MariQuilts said...

It's fantastic!!

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love the effect of the cogs and the quilting is quite effective as well. Lovely!

Dorian said...

What a neat design!! Very cool....your link for Angela's blog isn't working...

Esch House Quilts said...

Another winner! Love the colors, prints, quilting and especially the layout.

Darcie said...

That is completely stunning! From the inspiration piece (Love rust...and that old grinder brings back great memories!) to the very last stitch!

em's scrapbag said...

Oh, Jacquie this is amazing!

WandaFish said...

I am just blown away - that is stunning! And I think even my guy will love it :)

Pauline said...

sooooooo beautiful.....love it love it love it!!! wow......

Barb said...

very cool quilt. I love everything about it -

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! I'd love to buy a patter for this one!

Paula Ganyard said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! Thanks for sharing.

pat sloan said...

This is stunning! what a great collaboration... and the fabric is very very yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Elsa said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is one of my all-time favorites Jacquie!! So glad it's going to be a pattern!

folksmith said...

can't wait for the Broken Cogs pattern. it's a great design

MightyMom said...

oooooooo I like it!!

Marit said...

Love the bold, graphic quilts you are making! And am so looking forward to the release of your book...

VickiT said...

AWESOME!!!! AMAZING! LOVE IT!! That is such a striking quilt. Great job girl. Cannot wait to see your pattern for this one when you have some extra (haha) time.

wishes, true and kind said...

Amazing quilt and great design!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is so amazing where we get inspiration from.

Pam said...

This design and the quilting is totally awesome. Wow, what creativity on both your parts!

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

It is amazingly beautiful. I have a "thing" for cogs and gears...they are so artistic.
I am here in KC now looking forward to the storms that are coming :-) I will need to remember how to feel warm. Be careful out there!

Margaret said...

Just wanted to let you know that you were the first modern blog I discovered in my beginning baby steps as a quilter. You were and are such an inspiration-finally, someone who was using bright colours and interesting designs. Thank you for the encouragement (even thought you were unaware!). I still bumble along and bring great joy to myself while doing it.

Angela said...

Pattern, pleeaase!!!!

ali said...

Fabulous! The design, the execution of piecing and quilting--bravo! I'm thrilled that it will be a pattern. This is the most innovative new design I've seen in a long time.

two hippos said...

amazing! I would love a pattern for it.

Michelle said...

That's a spectacular quilt!

Pat V. said...

I just saw this post. Wow, these cogs are amazing! Can't wait to see the pattern that comes from this!

C. Jaeger said...

Hi Jacquie. Did Angela use a different color of thread when she quilted in the cogs? I am trying to make a decision about the quilting thread for a quilt I am about to make. The fabrics will be solids (espresso, green, and bone). I don't want my quilting to stand out, so I was thinking about using different thread in teh quilting. Your thoughts?
Thanks!
Cheryl