Friday, April 30, 2010

Kandinsky Quilt

My friend, Shannon, is organizing the Recreate Project, an art show and silent auction to benefit Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms. She put out a call to artists to contribute a project that recreates a famous work of art. All pieces included in the show will be auctioned off in a silent auction and the proceeds will go to both charities.

I spent a while trying to come up with a painting to recreate and I finally settled on this painting, Colour Study: Squares with Concentric Circles, by Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky

Kandinsky Quilt
I recreated this painting with a stack of Kona charm squares from Pink Chalk Fabrics and a few extra solids from my stash.  
Kandinsky Quilt

Kandinsky Quilt
I attached the circles with machine applique. I had originally tried to use my free motion foot to do the applique but found that the regular presser foot worked better and allowed me to feed the fabric to stitch in a circular motion.

Kandinsky Quilt

Kandinsky Quilt
The final size is 18" x 13.5". I stitched in the ditch between the squares and binded it with a solid gray from the stash.

Kandinsky Quilt

PS. Shannon writes the most delicious food blog, Bread and Jam. Check it out here.

32 comments:

  1. Oh my! Rebekah, this is awesome! I love your inspiration and what a great cause! Well done.

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  2. No you did not! This is gorgeous!!! Beautifully done Rebekah :)

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  3. Oh my gosh. Your interpretation is great! It seems whenever you post a new quilt, it becomes my instant new fave. :)

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  4. That is so incredible! What a great interpretation. It's gorgeous! I have the perfect wall space for it ;-)

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  5. This is amazing! It's gorgeous!

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  6. You did a fabulous job! I love the way that it came out.

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  7. that is pretty outstanding! what a great idea :)

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  8. Wow! This looks so fantastic!!

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  9. um...yeah...this is awesome! I had to bookmark this, I love the idea!! Oh chick - great work, as always!

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  10. This is so amazing - great job!!

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  11. that is so beautiful!!!! i always love your work with solid colors!

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  12. Gorgeous quilt!
    I also made a Kandinsky painting into a quilt. You can see it here:
    http://mycre8tiveplace.blogspot.com/2010/01/circles-in-circle.html

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  13. Wow, Rebekah, this is one of the most inspiring pieces I've seen in a while.

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  14. So fun! What great inspiration.

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  15. That's a brilliantly executed reproduction. Nice going.

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  16. Awesome! I want to do something similar with irregular circles. Thanks for the inspiration and the tip for how to attach. You saved me some time!

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  17. I love this! That's going to be an awesome art show. This makes me want to go look at some art work for inspiration!

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  18. What a great idea to replicate a famous work of art as a quilt. I love what you chose and your interpretation looks beautiful!

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  19. Oh my gosh this is AWESOME. This ought to bring a pretty penny! Fabulous job!

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  20. Gorgeous! What does your circle presser foot look like?

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  21. you are a genius! this is amazing!!!

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  22. I love, love this quilt! It took my breath away when I saw it on flickr yesterday! Amazing!

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  23. What an incredible piece! I'm in love with it. It's inspirational to look at. Thanks also for sharing your process and project notes.

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  24. This is SO perfect! I am amazed at it. Such a wonderful interpretation that Kandinsky himself would be in love with it!

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  25. I love that painting - and your quilt even MORE! Beautiful

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  26. i LOVE this! absolutely, completely and totally LOVE it! i've already been drooling all over it in the flickr world but had to come here and tell you again how fabulous it is-- and how fabulous YOU are!

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  27. This is so completely awesome! Now I'm feeling inadequate! Sounds like a great cause and a creative way to tap into helping.

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  28. Wow! I love this! What a great idea to recreate art onto a quilt! Brilliant!

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  29. You are such a talent!! xox

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  30. well done!!!!!!!!!!!! i love. love. love. this. it's amAzing!

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  31. first...i LOVE kandinsky and this is INSPIRED!! i would bid in a heartbeat...actually i'd stalk this one and bid over and over until I won.

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