Ann Turley – S


Inspiration – Olympic Ribbon Twirlers

I recently read an article about the Ribbon Twirling competition that described the movement of the ribbons as Serpentine. Yay, an “S” word that could be translated into a small art quilt! To achieve the two-color effect of these beautiful ribbons, I first created a simple diagonally pieced under layer using three fabrics. I marked a dark yellow/gold batik with undulating lines, backed it with Wonder Under and narrowly split the lines to create the ribbons, while placing an S in two corners. After fusing everything down I stitched along all the raw edges with metallic thread. Because I was left with a relatively large amount of background, I chose to practice a bit of detailed machine quilting, trying to stick to the Serpentine theme. It is finished with a facing, my favorite edge finish.

PS – I’m not sure why the colors are so different, but the full photo is the most accurate.

Detail view:

  1. Beautiful Serpentine, so full of movement!

  2. I love the elegant simplicity of this piece and the beautiful machine quilting. Well done Ann.

  3. A dancing S! What an elegance and harmonious movement. I love the choice of colours and impressive machine quilting. Chapeau!

  4. Very Interesting idea and the story behind it. I love how ribbons change colors creating movement.

  5. I also like the change of colours for the ribbons. Simple and elegant.

  6. A very peaceful and elegant piece with very neat stitching. Lovely.

  7. Beautiful movement, and the colours are very vibrant.

  8. A lovely feeling of life and movement in this piece which really represents the movement of the gymnastic ribbons well. I love the choice of colours and the patterns of the stitching

  9. Lovely, colorful piece filled with beautiful, graceful swirling movement and quilting.

  10. studiociboulette

    Great movement in your quilts, It reminds me of snakes dancing in sand dunes. I love the colors as well.

  11. Serpentines, blowing and dancing in the wind, lovely idea and very neat translated in your quilt. Love the way you gave movement to the serpentines… and the colors and stitching are great!

  12. I like this beautifully simple design especially the bright colours of the “ribbons”.

  13. A very effective design. I like the different colors of the serpentines.

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