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Monday, February 1, 2010

3D Tucks #1

Although I have made many faux 3D quilts, this is actually the first real 3D quilt! That is, sandwiched between each vertical strip is another strip. This "tuck" strip has black fabric on one side and a second fabric on the other. The second fabric is cut from a piece of fabric which is dyed from purple to yellow and back again across its width.


After all of the strips and tucks have been sewn, the tucks are ironed against the seam line so that they pop out of the quilt body. A line of decorative stitching is added to hold them in place.


Looking at the quilt from either side gives different perspectives as the tucks and colors shift across the surface.

2 comments:

Donna said...

I love that this is the first in a series. It is breath-takingly beautiful, Wayne. And I love the two smaller pictures on the blog - it lets us see the 3-D effect nicely. You always post quilts that I just now have to make. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Wayne, as usual your quilts make me want to stop what I'm doing and make one "just like Wayne did". Is this your own pattern? If this is a series I can't wait to see the next piece.