The quilt measures 64" x 71"

BIG CORNER BLOCK & QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY

Fiber Artist: Sharon DeBoer
Artist: Patty Eisenbraun


Finished Block

Here are some progress photos and Sharon's comments as both the Big Corner Block and the Quilt Top Assembly progressed.

Once the smaller blocks started to arrive, I put them up on a design wall to try and decide just how big the corner block should be.  

I took the initial drawing provided by Patty Eisenbraun to the office supply store and enlarged the drawing by 800 percent.  Here's a photo that shows the paper drawing, cut to size, and pinned up with the blocks that were used in the quilt.
As the corner block was coming together, we also struggled to find the perfect sashing design. The black and brown batik that we found in a local quilt store seemed like the perfect fabric to set off the colors in the blocks, but it was a bit too dull all by itself. That triggered another trip to the fabric store. This time we found the perfect argyle style diamond print, in the black and tan colors of our dogs. Now the question was how to use it.  We cut, folded, twisted - and finally decided that a narrow band of diamonds looked best. 
Once that decision was made, we were back to the overall quilt layout and how to balance the colors in the quilt using the final, big block. When we looked at photos of the quilt blocks, the pink used in the flamingos stood out. In order to "spread out that color" a bit, we decided to use a fabric with pink in it as the wrapping paper around the dog. It worked - when we pinned up the "pink paper", the colors in the other blocks all seemed to blend more. We'd found a winner.

Auditioning fabrics for the Airedale's legs and the bone...

And of course, the nose is extremely important - here we're auditioning just the right fabric and shape to make the proboscis perfect!
Note the little piece of grey on the dog's nose - needed something to make it more realistic, and that seemed to do it.




9 comments :

  1. Love the bigger corner block. It's perfect in every way! Brilliant work!

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  2. That is just SO STUNNING! That Airedale just LEAPS out! great work!

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  3. Wonderful work, Sharon and crew!

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  4. I love reading about the process behind such superb work.

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  5. Another piece of art! It is fabulous and I can appreciate all of the hard work that went into creating this beautiful quilt. Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you from the Airedales you are helping :) Thank you, Thank you.

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  6. I think the corner block is great! Very creative putting it that way, rather than in the middle. I think it truly makes a leap statement. It is truly FABULOUS!!!

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  7. I love seeing the quilts every year and am sorry to see it go but I understand. You have produced remarkable artwork!! I'll be buying several tickets (even tho I've never won:-() for a wonderful cause!!!

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  8. I love seeing the quilts every year and am sorry to see it go but I understand. You have produced remarkable artwork!! I'll be buying several tickets (even tho I've never won:-() for a wonderful cause!!!

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