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This is a quilt I made a few years ago and it hangs on the wall behind my desk. I used it as a UF image import in my recent dev A Visit From Frederik

I thought I'd show the whole quilt. :shrug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the wonderful warm colors. Is the quilt made of silk?
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Thanks, hon! :D

It's made of cotton fabrics.
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baba49 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sure you can turn the heating down in the room where this beautiful quilt hangs :D
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
What a sweet comment! Thanks, hon:hug:
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WelshWench Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I remember falling in love with this one when you sent me some pics of your quilts a while back .... and seeing it again hasn't changed my opinion of it :)

Beautiful design, wonderfully well-chosen fabrics and, of course, superb colours. I want just 10% of your talents ..... :worship:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Thanks, hon! :hug:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous colors and flame motiv!
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:iconlapurr:
LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Thanks! :D

I'll probably get back into quilting sometime; I miss it.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Gorgeous colours and a great design!

You are so talented!
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Well, thank you very much! :holly:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked it behind your stylised computer Kat, but it's great seeing the full quilt in detail ~ lovely craftwork! :deviation: :hug: Coco
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Thanks, Coco! :iconnewglomp:

Quilting is a very rewarding hobby but also expensive and time-consuming.
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) !!!
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dimitriskats Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Hand made fractals are always impressive! :D
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
"Hand made fractals..."

:laughing:


Thanks much! :D
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laurengary Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
This is really beautiful Kat. While no sewer, I can appreciate the hours & hours you must've put in to create this. :phew:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Thanks, hon! :hug:
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laurengary Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
:D :hug:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! It has an element of the fractal about it too :D
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Thanks! :hug:

I did like quilting...I like fractals more. :D
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SkullStringer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Yup def a woman of many talents.
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Thanks, sweetie! :hug:
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SkullStringer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Anytime Kat
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lkmitch Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool quilt!
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thank you very much! :)

I've been making things of one sort or another literally all my life. Quilting was a very big thing for me for over ten years before I found fractals. Now it's gone the way of the Dodo while I sit at the computer instead of the sewing machine.
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fractek Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   General Artist
you are a woman of many talents..... beautiful work :clap: :hug:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks very much, Kirsty! :D

I really enjoyed making quilts but fractals are my medium of choice these days.
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
As I said elsewhere, this is just beautiful, Kat. As a needlewoman myself, for more years than I care to remember (though never quilting), I can quite appreciate the amount of time this must have taken to plan and execute. Painstaking work, I'm sure, but very rewarding when you have something like this to look at and admire every day. Lovely pattern and gorgeous autumnal tones! :salute:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks, hon! :D

Before I discovered fractals, I made over 65 quilts of different sizes and styles, from pillow covers to queen-sized bed quilts and from very traditional to contemporary abstracts. I gave away almost every single one of them, keeping only a few wall hangings and my nap quilt. I was more interested in making them than in having them around me once they were finished. It was in the creating and making of them where the pleasure was found.

Fractals are faster and much, much cheaper to make! :lol:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
:nod: Yep, I can totally relate to that. My goodness we are so alike, you and I (freaky!) :siamese:

I have hand embroidered quite a few samplers, many with specialist stitches and materials (often expensive, too, as I had to source many items from the US) ~ it was the process and the challenge of learning of new skills I enjoyed the most. When done most projects were just rolled up and put away, much to the complete dismay of my stitching friends who could never understand why I could so easily "let go" of so many hours of handiwork like that and not have it on display in my home somewhere. I have one or two of my favourites hanging around on walls (and one made up into a cushion that I am currently sitting on as I don't care for it any more, ha ha!) but the rest... pffft! I'm really not at all bothered, they're history. :shrug:

As for your quilts... wow, 65! That's some going! I bet they were lovely - did you ever keep a record of them, like photos or anything?

Yes, fractals are great... one benefit of a change in hobby is that I no longer have a hole in my finger, from excessive use of a needle. :laughing:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
I have to say, it's nice to know there are others who understand that it wasn't the things themselves that were of interest to me, it was the learning and playing.

The nice thing about making quilts for other people was that I got to use colors and fabrics and patterns that I wouldn't have ordinarily chosen. I'd spend days designing the quilt, hours shopping for the right fabrics and weeks or months making it...only to give it away. As you wrote: they were history.

I have a few photos of some quilts but not all of them and not great shots; just a quick record to remind me.

Actually, I miss quilting at times: the feel of the fabric, the smell of new fabric, the shopping for fabulous fabrics and colors, the sound of the sewing machine purring along and I even miss the work itself, too, including the mundane things like ironing. Quilting is a very tactile hobby. I even miss sometimes spending weeks or months making something beautiful that I knew no one else had ever seen before...because I designed almost every one of my quilts rather than use someone's patterns.

I have a rather large fabric stash waiting patiently for me to use it, too.

I don't miss ripping out seams when I screwed up. :laughing:
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I have a stash too. When I'm certain I'm not going to stitch again I think most of it will be heading for eBay. ;)
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CygX1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Digital Artist
That's really beautiful and warm. I find the title "October" a bit strange, it really makes me think of a hot summer or sunny place (maybe Egyptian pyramids, as the blue points could represent the Nile)... Beautiful work anyway! :-)
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks, Luc! :)

Where I've lived, October is fairly cool with a hint of warmth left in the air during the day. The leaves have changed colors and on a lovely day, the sky is a striking blue. [link]

For me, those are the colors of October...hence, the title and fabric choices. :D
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CygX1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow! Those colors are really awesome! :omg: Where I live, the autumn is far less spectacular, there are lots of pines and they stay green all year. [link]
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Is that where you live, Provence? It's really quite lovely, Luc. We all have pros and cons about the places we reside.
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CygX1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Yes I'm living there. That's a beautiful region with a great history, particularly a great artistic history, from the greek and roman architects and artists, to contemporary painters like Cézanne and Van Gogh.

Actually I live in a big town and because of my work don't have much time to see all there is to see. One thing is sure: when I see a painting of Cézanne, I'm crying because it's beautiful (and very moving when you actually know the place or landscape he has painted), when I see one my fractals, I'm crying... of despair! :D I have never been able to draw anything on a piece of paper, let alone paint something!
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Ryua Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool. I love the warmth of it!
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks very much! :)

I love the colors of autumn.
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Aspartam Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Beautiful and warm.
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks!:)

I gave up quilting when I got more seriously into fractals.
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mdichow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Excellent. I collect tribal rugs.

M
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks! :)

"I collect tribal rugs."

Cool. :thumbsup:

I, too, have an appreciation for patterns and textiles of other cultures.
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