Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Fortitude

The brewing is finished, and I'm left with (if I may say so myself) a pretty good artisan beer. If you follow me on Instagram (@charlottequilts) then you might have seen more pictures of this than you can stand, but please bear with me while I show some taken with an actual camera.


The idea had always been to matchstick quilt the hell out of this thing, both to attach the shreds of fabric and to add more layers to the colour gradation. I used five shades of Aurifil (40 wt) ranging from white to black, with three greys in between. Luckily, the extreme smallness (15 x 16 inches) of the piece meant that this only (HA!) took about three or four hours. I take my hat off to anyone who matchstick quilts anything bigger than this. *tips hat*


I knew that the grey background was just that - a background to something else - but I wasn't sure what. I had originally thought something yellow, but that's my go-to place with grey and I've been there and done that. So green it was. Teeny 1/4 inch strips of eleven different greens.


And this is where I can no longer pretend that my solids stash is anything other than pretty extensive. Ahem.


Bound with Kona Ash, backed in Ikea Nummers (again) and here it is. "Fortitude, and its rewards." It's, like, so totally deep, right? So deep that I've entered it into the Art Quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.


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Don't forget to check out all the other entries. Thanks so much, Amy, for hosting!

42 comments:

  1. Bloody hell woman! It is insanely amazingly beautiful (which really doesn't cover how awesome it is.) It would look incredible in my lounge room, by the way :o)

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  2. Amazing! I love the texture, and your title is the icing on the cake;-)

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  3. It's truly amazing Charlotte!

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  4. It is totally deep. I love it. Pour me a glass, please! <3

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  5. Amazing! It reminds me of confetti quilts, which BTW I totally need to try. I like this better though, no annoying netting over the top to hold it all down!

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  6. This is awesome. I love it. Actually it's pretty freaking spectacular. My favorite so far.

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  7. ha! yes, so chock-full of meaning that we don't know what it is. :o)

    it is pretty pretty pretty pretty, though!

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  8. Amazing, love the matchstick quilting, works fantastic with the fabric shades.

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  9. You are simply amazing. Again, I'm NOT biased at all. :)

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  10. you know you are brilliant right?...you know it would look awesome in my room right??

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  11. 11 different greens? Impressive. Like this quilt.

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  12. 50 shades of what..... I love it!

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  13. I was just hoping you'd put it into the Art quilts in the BQS..........I am seeing a very tranquil landscape, love it.

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  14. Well, that deep stash looks pretty amazing in your little quilt! Congrats on a great finish!

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  15. I love it. I'd love to know the meaning behind the title :)

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  16. Gorgeous - texture and grey and green - yum!

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  17. I seriously want to roll around nude on it so I can fully appreciate the texture of this quilt.

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  18. This is beautiful, Charlotte! I love the texture from all of those raw edges and the super dense quilting. And I'm going to one up The Cozy Pumpkin and sneak in and roll around in your solids stash.

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  19. Love the textures and gradation!

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  20. This is beautiful, just amazing. I love it, and I want one!!! Xx

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  21. I'm not sure you're from this planet, how on earth are you so bloody clever?!

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  22. It's absolutely brilliant - really beautiful ! Take care, Byrd

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  23. I love the raw textures combined with the awesome quilting. Just beautiful!

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  24. fun piece!! i love the texture! Matchstick quilting looks awesome and was the perfect choice for this piece!

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  25. Very effective. Good to see, given your quilt fabric diet, that your stash can support you :)

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  26. Oh my God Charlotte, this the kind of Art Quilt I would vote for!
    Myrto

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  27. Как интересно!!! Браво!

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  28. Beautiful! I have loved seeing the progress on IG.
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

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  29. No guts, no glory - and honey, this is all kinds of glory! I love love love love love this.... Inspired!

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  30. The textures are fabulous - you arty quilter you!

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  31. I'm in love. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    Hillary

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  32. This is beyond stunning!! Awesome work!!

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  33. I absolutely love this quilt!

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  34. Genius! It is just GENIUS!

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  35. It's wonderful! I think you may have (at least) one of every Kona colour in your stash...

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  36. I'm inspired to try an art quilt

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  37. It's such a beautiful piece, very inspiring!

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thanks for making my day!