Monday, 29 October 2012

"Eye of the storm"

Welcome to my blog, Mrs Moen! My name is Nina Lise Moen, and I am a quilter and quilt book author who designs patterns and teaches classes on the side. I enjoy a few other creative outlets as well, but today is all about quilting. I didn’t think I would manage to finish this quilt in time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but yesterday I was given the gift of a few hours and decided to better use it wisely.

I enjoy making many different kinds of quilts, from piecing together simple fabric shapes to creating art pieces, and with quite a few small story quilts in between. Most of all I love playing with fabrics, and my scrap bins are often put to use although you could not tell by looking at them. Over the last year I have worked quite a lot with a technique I call Painting with fiber and right now I’m quite fascinated with the possibilities and I have enjoyed developing a new class concept called Layer upon layer.

“Eye of the storm” was made yesterday as part of a challenge. The theme was movement and it was supposed to be cut into a triangle, but it was to pretty and too large to waste, so I’m adding it to my Layer upon layer class curriculum instead.


The quilt is made with lots of different transparent and semi transparent fibres.

Half the fun of working with untraditional materials is searching for them, seeing the potential in other’s castoffs and mundane and outdated everyday objects. It’s safe to say I have been a bit obsessed, paying frequently visits to the local thrift shops. Right now my studio is all stacked up and ready for new classes and projects. Seriously, I could not fit another piece of organza in there.
 


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats:
Finished quilt measures : 17 1/2"*18"
Special techniques used : Painting with fiber
Quilted by : Myself
Best Category : Art quilt
 
I’d better start putting my glorious collection into good use; there are quilts to sew (like a new movement challenge quilt), classes to prepare, and kits to make. Thanks for stopping by and thank you Amy for setting the Festival up; you can see the rest of the online quilt show here.
Have fun!

26 comments:

  1. It's wonderful Nina, you always amaze me with your creativity. Thanks.

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  2. I could tell it was a storm, just by looking at the thumbnail picture. Great quilt!

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  3. Very creative and very inspiring.

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  4. That is beautiful and like nothing I have ever seen.
    Wonderful movement and texture.

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  5. Gorgeous! And timely.... If only all storms were as beautiful.

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  6. Definetely my favorite for this category...amazing technique. #76

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  7. Very lovely, and very timely for the US Eastern Seaboard/ We're all sitting around waiting for Hurricane Sandy.

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  8. You did it again! Love it.

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  9. Looks like a beautiful full rose to me! Although, of course, I do understand the hurricane/storm angle too.

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  10. Well it's certainly the perfect topic for our part of the world right now with Sandy bearing down us. I would say you captured it perfectly. xox

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  11. We have storms on the brain in these parts and I thought I was seeing things when I spotted a hurricane in the blogger's quilt festival! Beautiful!

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  12. So beautiful and you can feel the energy from it!! I also love the colors you have used!!!

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  13. How appropriate for the U S right now even though you're across the ocean. Lovely quilt. Your work is stunning. Wish i could take one of your classes! Playing with fabrics...such a glorious thought. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  14. Wow! you have captured the Eastern half of our country right now. They are waiting for Hurricane Sandy. I can see the swirling wind, and the low pressure sections. That is quite the weather map! Aptly named.
    Hugs

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  15. How fascinating! I could feel 'circular' motion in the thumbnail, and eye of the storm makes perfect sense. :-) I should love to know more of the technique you use b/c this is a wonderful piece of art!

    Hazle

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  16. How very topical (or is it tropical?) of you. That is one beautiful storm!

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  17. I love the colours you used! Such an appropriate subject for those in the Eastern US at the moment, dealing with hurricane Sandy.

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  18. what a perfect hurricane/storm quilt..
    Love all the pictures and details

    Come see my entry #46 Batik Tulips
    applique, hand quilt, wall hanging

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  19. So much fabulous energy here, I love it!
    When I grow up (newbie quilter, here), I want to try this!

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  20. Gorgeous work-- all of the beautiful fibers, the movement of the design, and just the overall interesting look of it. Wow!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  21. Nine Lise, this is beautiful!! I love the purple colors and is aptly named.

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  22. ok, this one is my favorite...this is what my mind must look like some days...

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