Friday, July 15, 2011

Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut Between

Here is my newest quilt, "Amsterdam Alley:  The Shortcut Between", which will debut in Long Beach at the International Quilt Festival as a curator's piece in our exhibition, "The Space Between".
The central portion of the quilt is a digital photo (Spoonflower) transferred to cloth.  I must have resorted the components of this quilt 2 dozen times, but I am satisfied with the results.  Loads of Aurifil and Superior Threads were used on this quilt.  A spool of Superior Monopoly thread has 2400 yards and I went through 1.5 spools!  I use it exclusively in the bobbin, but this quilt has quite a bit on the top, as well.
I'm still stitching the facing down and have to put the sleeve on the back, a terrible confession about just how late I am in getting this baby finished, but that is the way of it this year.
I'm getting very excited to hang the show in Long Beach, along with Jamie Fingal and our team of Dinner@8 volunteers.
We still have some slots available in our two classes in Long Beach.  Please consider joining us if you are planning to attend the quilt show.  Although pre-enrollment is closed, sign-up is available at the show!
48" by 36"


  1. Oh, Leslie, it turned out fabulous! I remember seeing the cloth in its initial stages. So good to see the end result.

  2. Thanks, Lisa! It was cold when I was painting this!

  3. Leslie, I love, love, love it! And it's even more fabulous in person.

  4. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I am getting super-excited to hang the show next week in Long Beach.


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