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Thread: 'Deconstructing Clarice'

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    My latest finish - this started with the fabric and developed from there. For those who don't know, Clarice Cliff was an English ceramicist working in the Art Deco period of the 1930s. Once I'd chopped her design up OBW styley, I was sad that the wonderful scenes of deco trees and houses were lost so I rebuilt them as applique! The quilted flowers were inspired by board member Shelley as well as a post by sgardner about Irena Bluhm - I used Pentel pastel crayons for fabric to colour them in after they were quilted - freehand except that I drew a circle in blue pen for the centre. The outline quilting is paisleyesque - also 30s-ish I thought!

    This has been in progress for a long time, I have spent many hours on it but have truly enjoyed every second of my time working on it. I was quite sad when I sewed on the last bead! :cry: It is going into the special themed section of our National Quilt Championships on the 18th and 19th June in Surrey - the theme is Art Deco. :-D

    PS Should have said that this was quilted on my Janome 6600. :-D

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    That is stunning, good luck at the show.

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    Love the fabric, quilt, color....I like everything:)

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    Wow, another Wow and another and another. That is awesome. Your quilting is wonderful too

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    Wow. That's beautiful.

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    Thank you - should also have said that it's 72" x 54"!

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    What a unique way to show the original design. Looks wonderful. Hope you do well.

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    This is beautiful, you are an artist. Love It

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    WOW!!! that's all I can think of to say. WOW, WOW, WOW!! :shock: :thumbup: :thumbup: :P :P :P

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    That is just stunning!

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    That is awesome

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    Absolutely beautiful!!
    You did a fantastic job.

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    It's been said, but wowie, another stunner. your accents and quilting just get better and better.

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    You mentioned Clarice in a previous post. Having never heard of her and likig the Art Deco period, I Googled her. There is certainly a large following of her work, and I found many examples for sale on-line. No pretty fabric though. Thank you for turning me onto an artist whose work is very interesting. You quilt, came out better than the fabric is came from. Your interpretation is excellent and your applique to go with the OBW is what really makes this a special on of a kind quilt. BRAVO!

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    What a beautiful piece of fiber art. I hope you win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan T
    You mentioned Clarice in a previous post. Having never heard of her and likig the Art Deco period, I Googled her. There is certainly a large following of her work, and I found many examples for sale on-line. No pretty fabric though. Thank you for turning me onto an artist whose work is very interesting. You quilt, came out better than the fabric is came from. Your interpretation is excellent and your applique to go with the OBW is what really makes this a special on of a kind quilt. BRAVO!
    Thank you everyone for the kind comments - this fabric is by the English manufacturer Fabric Freedom and is called Decodance. :-D

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    Wow Wow Wow K!! It is a masterpiece for sure. I was just thinking I hadn't talked to you in awhile and then I saw this post! Love it as I do all you do. This is so beautiful!

    I love how you added the applique. The tree is so precisely done it is amazing. I love the individual Ks in your closeup. As always your work is phenomenal.

    I hope you win!

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    WOW!!

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    Beautifully amazing !!! :-D

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    Love it. The quilting is awesome.

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    That is gorgeous!!!

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    Such a beautiful and interesting OBW quilt. I just love it and your quilting is marvelous. Hope you win a ribbon! Carol

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    Certainly looks like the Show Winner to me!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing some of your techniques with us, too!

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    I love it!! I've always admired Cliff's pottery and this is a wonderful tribute!

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    I love it!! I've always admired Cliff's pottery and this is a wonderful tribute! oops.. double post.. but it's ok this deserves the comment twice

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