Monday, July 5, 2010

Navajo Indian Rug Quilt


Okay, so Claudia made this awesome quilt. She told me that she called it her "Woo Woo Quilt" because her son saw it and asked her when she started making Indian quilts. That being said she asked me if I could do any kind of Indian Themed quilting. I had this idea pop in my head that said "Indian Rug" and I went for it. I had to research Indian Rugs and the designs on them. Taking several designs based on Navajo Indian Rugs I saw I came up with a template for the borders. The template is a three part template that I had to draw on before I put the quilt on the frames using a white chalk pencil. That took me a long time.


This is the template for the borders. Just so you know, the borders were completely plain black fabric. All the color you see is thread and lots of it.


This is the center of the quilt. I filled in all the black areas with my swirl, and did a little quilting on the batiks. I had so much quilting in this quilt that I tried to balance it out by not quilting as much in the batiks. I also didn't want to take away from the colors of the batiks and the design they created.



I had a lot of thread changing in this quilt. I tried to do all the quilting with one thread and move on to the next color to save time - I was able to do this because I basted everything down using the black thread first. That way I could move the quilt back and forth.



Here's the back, I love it. Looks like it could be the front.

28 comments:

Barb said...

That is totally amazing....that is a breath taker away!!

Heather said...

WOW - I knew you had skills.. but that is truly extraordinary!!!!

Deborah said...

I just had to put on my glasses to get closer to these photos. Amazing. It is crazy good Judi. Was the owner just blown away?

Gene Black said...

Sha ZAM!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Amazing Judi! I can't even imagine how long that took you; you truly brought the life into this quilt!

luv2quilt2 said...

Wow!

vivian said...

All that thread on the borders!! WOW it's breathtaking!

Pat said...

This really really REALLY needs to go in a show. Really.

jabeybaby said...

WOW! Just beautiful work!

Shari said...

This is just awesome - your threadwork totally transformed the quilt!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Holey smokes girl.....you made that quilt into a whole new piece of art. I think you may be making Sarah Vedeler and Patsy Thompson dail 911 !! LOL

Smiles,
Kelly

Nedra said...

You've outdone yourself again! Wow!

quilts said...

words don't even begin to do this quilt justice! spectacular!!! wish I was the "Claudia" who had made it!
Claudia

Rebecca P said...

Your quilting is a masterpiece!! Truly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Karen said...

How did you do that??? Did you just keep going over the same stitching line? What kind of thread?? It is awesome, Judi.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness!What a gorgeous quilt! Your thread art is stunning! You should do a whole cloth quilt with stitching. You are definately an artist. The quilt before was beautiful, but your quilting took it up another notch. WOW!

Deb said...

That's a stunning quilt. Your quilting is amazing!

Em said...

You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blogless me said...

You always leave me speachless!

Angie said...

Very impressive and inspirational. Thanks for sharing this piece of art.
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Kristina said...

Gorgeous! You brought life to this quilt!

Micki said...

Stunning! Where did you get the pattern?
Micki

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful! And you probably used as much threads as 3 trips to the moon... and back.
Happy weekend!

CL said...

this is gorgeous! None of my quilts are this intriguing or awesome!

Penny said...

Stunning! Jaw dropping
Stunning! Wow

Mandy said...

wow! That's crazy insane beautiful!

Just out of curosity, how much would you charge for this kind of quilting compared to what you'd normally do? It's stunning! I think you should enter this into shows... or she should lol...

stampmeup said...

Very impressive machine quilting!! Such stunning works of art!

JoyceT said...

Looks like a magic carpet!