Sunday, 27 July 2008

July TIF - Two Halves

In the days when I lived in Melbourne, I subscribed to the MSO concert series, and regularly sat up in the Gods to listen to watch and listen to the wonderful music being performed on the stage below. Sometimes my eyes would wander around the 1982 Concert Hall looking at the amazing acoustic baffles on the walls and ceiling with the idea of one day copying the repeating squares and rectangles that had a common factor in the length of their sides, in a quilt – but I could never remember how the blocks fitted together, so it never happened.

The TIF for July involved the concept of a Half-way mark, and for the life of me I could not think of a way to convey that beyond the obvious...it being half way through the year, something being half empty or half full, half way through a journey, or one’s life or a task, or a sporting event.......then I remembered the Concert Hall and came up with this, which is a little similar.

I have also used the colour option in this Journal Quilt, and all the pieces are half the size of the next biggest piece. Only half of it is quilted by hand, making marks with stitches using soft variegated pearl cotton that is half blue and half green. The vintage buttons have no significance at all, they just seemed to finish it somehow.


5 comments:

Doreen G said...

I like what you have done and also the explanation as to how it came about.

paulahewitt said...

I agree with Doreen - and the vintage buttons are a lovely finishing touch.

Kay said...

Interesting idea. It's sort of like a fibonacci number sequence, which I saw used in a quilt block once.

Magpie Sue said...

Good job. I finally gave in and just did one of the more prosaic representations of being halfway there.

Tanguera said...

Nice explanation of how all the pieces fit together for this month.