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Quilt Title:  1892 Rondure
First Name:  Marlene
Last Name:  Oddie
City:  College Place
State:  WA
Finished Quilt Top Size __? x __?:  70"x70"
Techniques used:  machine strip, template and foundation piecing; fussy cutting, mirrored mitered borders
Inspiration for Quilt:  Original thoughts included no sashings or borders. When looking at the two blocks together, the squares running on the diagonal in the arrowhead block looked like architectural beams. The more I played with it, the more I thought of looking up into a cathedral dome. Putting lighter fabrics in the middle on the beams helps to create an effect of light directly over head and darker at the sides. With more time I might have tried to do it from a particular side. Align your vertical to the diagonal of the quilt and you get an entirely different illusion.
Challenges you experienced with design:  Altering the perspective of the blocks and creating ways to make the angled patchwork elements, coloring of the 'beams', getting the arrowheads to be light enough to read 'light' but specific enough to not lose the integrity of the block, similarly with the shoo-fly getting it to read as a whole, but not losing the integrity of the shoo-fly--the outer two rungs of shoo-fly blocks have better differentiation than the 4 big ones near the middle.
 
 
 
 
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1892 = the number of pieces in the quilt; Rondure = French for graceful sphere
Tue, Jul 19 2011 9:05 AM
Round one!!!! How many rounds are there?
Mon, Jul 18 2011 7:35 AM
Color, shape, style, contrast, each clearly well done.
Sun, Jul 17 2011 10:51 PM
an architectual masterpiece in fabric!
Sun, Jul 17 2011 4:48 PM
I showed my quilt to some Young people and they like yours. That's high praise from teenage boys. MAC
Sun, Jul 17 2011 1:40 PM
One last vote!!! Good luck!!
Sun, Jul 17 2011 7:41 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Sat, Jul 16 2011 9:08 AM
Most unique!
Sat, Jul 16 2011 7:46 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Thu, Jul 14 2011 8:19 AM
The depth and dimension of this quilt continue to catch my attention.
Tue, Jul 12 2011 5:36 AM
it is amazing, I really like it:)
Mon, Jul 11 2011 10:01 AM
Amazing!
Mon, Jul 11 2011 9:21 AM
Love love love this quilt! The CLEAR winner!
Sun, Jul 10 2011 5:02 PM
Voting every day!!!! Hope to find out results soon!!
Sun, Jul 10 2011 8:22 AM
This pattern makes me think you need to have lots of math to get it. Thanks. I love the way it looks.
Fri, Jul 08 2011 11:13 PM
So unique...love the design
Fri, Jul 08 2011 1:12 PM
I have personally viewed the quilt - excellent workmanship, amazing when viewed several feet back, it looks like you were viewing a dome in 3D. The illusion is incredible in person.
Fri, Jul 08 2011 10:37 AM
I don't believe I have ever seen a quilt with a 'depth' to it. that is amazing! Great job!
Thu, Jul 07 2011 10:02 AM
Incredibly unique pattern, and great colors. Thanks for sharing your art !
Wed, Jul 06 2011 6:55 PM
Great Quilt...love the unique design.
Wed, Jul 06 2011 6:53 PM
Wow, this is really cool. Just really out side of the box.
Wed, Jul 06 2011 6:21 AM
I still love it!
Tue, Jul 05 2011 8:22 PM
Every time I see this design, it astonishes me more! Marlene, you are amazing!
Tue, Jul 05 2011 7:57 PM
It looks like it's either poping out at me or like I could fall into it. What a neat optical illusion.
Tue, Jul 05 2011 2:19 PM
Love the movement to this quilt - it is really something special!
Tue, Jul 05 2011 1:42 PM
 
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