Friday, 17 June 2016

The Road without End

One of my curved piecing samples is finished - complete with a sleeve.

curved pieced landscape

I first wanted to quilt it all in simple curves like the hills, but the fabric in the road had a kind of cracked pattern, so I decided to support it in quilting, and then the central part of the road needed some grass. I don't quite like the quilting in the sky, it looks too busy for such a serene scene. Though in fact, in taking this picture I tried to make the quilting visible, whereas in fact it's not at all that pronounced as the quilts is hanging on the wall now.

The border is quite with more abstract curves and in a dark thread to set it apart from the main scene. I wrote more about the creation of this piece here.

Every time I was working on this piece - from the sketch to the quilting - there was one song running in my head, it's called "The road without end"and it comes from an old Russian film about Nicolo Paganini.

Linking this post to Off the Wall Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.


  1. A great sampler. Skies are always a challenge to quilt! I love the crackle pattern you incorporated into your road. it is a nice contrast to the curved lines.

  2. I love this! I don't think the sky is bad at all. The direction is a nice contrast to the rolling hills.

  3. What a delightful piece with the asymmetrical border and varied quilting patterns. The reality is that sunny, cloud free skies have little texture, there selecting a quilting pattern is extremely difficult. I've tried many sky variations have yet to settle on one that always works.

  4. This turned out wonderful! I think the quilting is just right. I adore those rolling hills. It makes me want to take a quiet stroll right down that path, daydreaming with my head in the clouds. :) Good job!

  5. What a beautiful quilt! The curves are so organic and lovely. The quilting is wonderful. And the wonky borders! Inspired. You have an artist's eye.

  6. This is beautiful! Paganini turned out to be the perfect inspiration.

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