50 x 70
machine pieced and quilted with embroidery machine
When I first saw Rian's Chinese Food picture, I was very interested in all that I could see going on!
I particularly liked:
- the subject--food
- the twisted noodles
- the round plate
- the rectangles represented by the french fries and the chopsticks
- the orange and green colors
I chose to repeat the rectangular shape represented by the chopsticks and french fries as log cabin blocks. I thought the log cabin block illustrated the co-mingling and yet separateness of the food on the plate. The log cabin blocks also gave me an opportunity to use a wide range of fabrics effectively.
To further support my design concept:
- I chose fabrics with a light cheerful feeling much like I imagine when ordering Chinese takeout
- I used fabrics that had either:
- a Chinese motif (or suggested a Chinese motif) or calligraphy
- swirls to imitate the noodles
- circles to emphasize the circular plate
- straight lines to highlight the rectangular shapes
- organic shapes to signify nature; ie vegetables
- and printed vegetables; especially the snap peas and the french fries!
- The quilting motif was stitched on the embroidery machine. To emphasize the circular plate I designed concentric circles and stitched them randomly across the quilt's surface.
Your comments are welcome! This was a fun challenge for me. Thanks, Rian!