Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Night Forest

It feels so good to finish this! Definitely out of my comfort zone, but that's what made it a challenge.I found a place for it over the bed. Looks like it was made for it.
It may move later, and now it's getting packed up to go with me to LA.
The quilting is only done in the background...makes the trees pop forward and kinda ups the creepiness factor. It's sort of spooky looking in person.
Have a happy hump day!

66 comments:

Kate said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome - this is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

19nullsieben said...

Your quilt is really great! Love it!

Kirie said...

Looks really cool. Love the birches.

Dianne said...

very very cool! love that pop of light silvery blue in there...PERFECT!

Debbie said...

It is beauiful.

Jackie said...

Wonderful and it looks just perfect hanging there!

Dani said...

It's gorgeous Jacquie! I have been telling everyone I know about this quilt, I just love it!

Jen Eskridge said...

Love the "quilt above headboard" idea. It looks great.

Kiera said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn S. said...

That is beautiful!!

grendelskin said...

It's truly a wonderful piece. OK, maybe just a tiny bit creepy, but I think Robert Frost would appreciate it.

jovaliquilts said...

Wow. I agree with grendelskin that it has a stopping-by-the-woods-on-a-snowy-night feel to it. Your accidental blue really works.

Sara said...

You're an artist! That is a stunning piece.

berlinquilter said...

What a cool piece of art!!!

Kelli said...

This quilt is completely not my usual style, but I am drawn to it and completely amazed by it. The accidental blue is just the perfect touch to it, and your quilting, as always, adds so much. I love this one!

Cheryl said...

I love it, Jacquie! It's beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jacquie -- it's fabulous!!!

Tiffany said...

Creepy and beautiful at the same time - love it! Stay outside of your comfort zone, its obviously a wonderful place to be!

KateKwiltz said...

Perfect!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

I love this to bits and I think it's utterly beautiful - the quilting is brilliant ...

Lanea said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm obsessed with birch, and your quilt is making so happy.

Brenda said...

lovely, lovely, lovely birch forest. congrats on a great finish.

Carol T said...

this quilt is so awesome. It really looks like a forest of birch trees.

Debbie said...

Lovely! Doesn't look creepy to me!! I admire how you can take what you 'see' and transfer it to a quilt. Very cool.

Anina said...

Beautiful!!

Megs said...

This has turned out beautifully! It's been so informative to follow your journey through this project. Thank you for sharing your process with us.

Sequana said...

I guess we all agree that the addition of that blue was a stroke of genius. *S*

It's so beautiful - I'm not sure I even see any creepiness.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Amazing! It looks great above the bed.

Elsa said...

beautiful. I have a thing for trees and this is wonderful. thanks so much for sharing it.

Judy said...

Gorgeous!

diane said...

So, so pretty. I love this piece. I am sending it to my son. This is the kind of art he like to create, too.
Why are you coming to LA? That's close to me...I'm in Orange County.

Staci said...

I was so surprised to see you call it creepy. Of course, it must be different in person, but I find it peaceful and restful when I look at the photos. It really is a stunning achievement. Truly beautiful!

Lauren P said...

I love it! It's so different and makes a great wall hanging!

Angela said...

It really is perfect. Truly a work of art. sometimes I think we create our best work when we are out of our comfort zone because we don't have any preconceived notions about how to do it and what it should look like. So we go more with our gut instinct. Yours is right on!

Erin said...

Glad to see this finished. I really love the colors and the subject. I can see myself making a pillow of birch tree trunks someday, but mine will be on a deep blue background to match my bed (if I ever get the hand quilting done on the stupid thing). :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

So very very gorgeous!!! I love how birch trees look in the winter and this captures it perfectly :)

Ethne said...

For something that is 'outside' your comfort zone, you have done a stunning job
I love it Jacquie, congratulations

Elisa said...

The world is a funny place. I too am working on an abstract (birch) tree quilt with black background and have been quilting "only in the background to make the trees pop". Started this before your postings.

Hauntingly beautiful quilt Jacquie.
Cheers.

Valerie said...

Jacquie - this quilt is amazing! Truly inspirational!

Suzanne said...

I just love it--the design, the oblong shape, the colors and the way you hung it.

Ramona Burke said...

can't WAIT to see it in person tomorrow!

Angelina S. said...

This is absolutely stunning. You are such an inspiration!

Arita said...

I too love it. LAMQG are so lucky to be able to see it in person.

Doris said...

Hmmm..... Creepy is not the word I would have used. Nor spooky.

It is, however, peaceful and lovely.

Merry Made Quilts said...

I can't even begin to say how much I'm LOVING this one!! Such a simple design and color choices just POP!!! Thanks for letting us watch it happen!

JanetK said...

I absolutely love this! VERY inspiring!!

Paula said...

Jacquie,
this turned out fabulous. It can come be creepy at my house anytime, very creative.

Elaine said...

I just love this quilt and it looks so perfect above the bed! Out of curiosity, how are you hanging it?

Cheryl Arkison said...

Hands sown, this is a favourite. I hope to feel its creepiness myself one day. Just amazing.

leigh said...

I really love this! So much!

MariQuilts said...

It's absolutely stunning!!!

Poppyprint said...

Spooky, really? Mysterious, I'll give you. It seems the perfect spot there - it's truly stunning, Jacquie!

Melissa said...

I've loved seeing this quilt as it's progressed. It's so beautiful! Have fun in LA!

Esch House Quilts said...

I can't tell you how much I love this piece! Just stunning! Looks perfect against that grey wall too.

Kay Stephenson said...

I love this. Almost black and white, but not quite.

Linnaea said...

So glad you are bringing this to LA!

folksmith said...

LOVE it!!!

SewOverwhelmed said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This has my head spinning dreaming of it as a king size quilt.

Mary Anne said...

I love how this turned out, Jacquie! Perhaps April KC MQG Show and Tell?

We missed you tonight, but I'm sure you had an AWESOME time with our SoCal Sisters! The challenge quilts were AMAZING! And the turnout? WOW!

Maria said...

This is fantastic, wow! <3

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's awesome! I really does look like a grove of birches!

highwaycottage said...

That looks so beautiful up on the wall !!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Wonderful..I think I will use this as inspiration for a wall hanging at my lake house. I LOVE it

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Chiming in late here, but I did want to add to the chorus of "Beautifuls!" because it truly is.

MightyMom said...

it's perfectly awesome!!! I really love this one.

CathyAgent said...

I love love love this. I love it so much I want to copy it. (Which I wont' do.). Cathy