Friday, April 18, 2008

remember that crane fabric? now with better photos

If your memory is really, really, really good, you might remember this group of fabrics from back in January
Since then there has been little in the way of visual evidence that anything was happening - just the occasional comment dropped in to try and convince you all that I was doing something other than just non-stop knitting and spinning

but for all you know that might just have been a cunning smokescreen on my part

after a lot of sitting and staring at the group of fabrics and much cogitation, just lately I HAVE been working on it into the wee small hours
so
ladeeeeeeeeeez and gentleplums
without further ado
I give you
[drum roll please Maestro]

one untitled, Japanese inspired quilt-to-be
for one of Corrie's U.S. based sons

please ignore the basting - that's only temporary
possible titles at the moment:
Tsuru2 [tsuru means crane]
Edogawa by moonlight
Seigaiha [waves]

feel free to tell me what you think - so long as it's constructive

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susan

It is inspiring, well done. Deb - Albury NSW.

lisette said...

WOW!!! that's stunning - so much movement and such deep yet restrained colours. very very beautiful

Rose Red said...

I'm not a quilter so I can't give any constructive criticism but I do know this - I think it is fabulous. I love the colours and the movement and the cranes and everything. You really are so very clever at this stuff.

Robbyn said...

Susan, you're going to have to forgive me as I'm not a quilter and have nothing constructive to say.

And, really, it's a good thing that the web isn't usually an auditory medium because I am speechless (jaw on the floor!) at the serene magnificence of this piece.

I feel like I would like to look at it for quite a long time...

jane said...

Love it and just saw that print on sale today for $5 a yard.
Was tempted but resisted.
Can you take a nice good light photo when you get the next stage done....please pretty please....
And Non Quilters...........
she is very clever....
She first met me and sat down beside me, or I her, and she told me how many small stitches she quilted to the inch. I hated her instantly. Only her love of cats and Japanese fabrics has allowed me to recover........vbg.
Virtue unrewarded but I actually machine quilted a Japanese quilt, made about 5 yrs ago, this week

Alwen said...

Ohhh, I love it! So evocative.

Tanya Brown said...

Wow; that is a marvelous composition. Balanced asymmetry, simultaneously serene and complex.

Lisa L said...

I must agree - simply marvelous!

Robbyn said...

I keep coming back to look at that masterpiece. That, Susan, isn't just a quilt - that is a true work of art.

Sigh...

TinkingBell said...

Oh it's so beautiful!

You are a freakin' genius and that is gobsmackingly wonderful!!!!

And I love the little bears too!

Nadie said...

beautiful, as always. Seems a shame to give such a nice piece away. You may have to steal it back someday, the japanese ones deserve to go in a show together.

At least if you gave one to me you'd be able to borrow it back :)

Need a better photo cos besides the colour balance this one is very blurry if you open it full size.

Donna Lee said...

I think it's one of the most beautiful quilts-to-be I have ever seen. Wow. I have no real words. For some reason, it really touches something inside me.

Lindi said...

Absolutely beautiful, Susan. How can you bear to part with it?

Roberta said...

Very very interesting.