Monday, December 2, 2013

Ode to Edrica

"Geraniums" 22" x 28"
Here's my first rendition of a work by the amazing Edrica Huws.




I'm using the technique I learned from Freddy Moran.




You use a glue stick to secure the scraps to a foundation.




Then you sandwich the top, batting and backing, and free-motion around the edges.




I love the look of the raw edges and random strings. 




Edrica made all of hers with hand stitching.

This one is called, "Geraniums by Window," made in 1986.

I feel I have so much to learn from copying Edrica's works.  She really was a master. 
 I'll be making more!


45 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow your piece is amazing. I'll have to look up her work, I love the look of it. Can't wait to see what else she inspires in you!

Jean(ie) said...

You make it look so easy! I'm going to have to try that.

Little Island Quilting said...

So cool.

sophie said...

I love every part of these quilts. Beautiful!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gorgeous piece - and THANK YOU for the link to the video about her. Amazing body of work!

Marie said...

So wonderful! You can tell that you had fun making it.

Tonya Ricucci said...

very nice. let me know if you run into a book on Edrica's work - I've been unsuccessful.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your geraniums are so beautiful!! You're on a roll with these wonderful glue down and stitch quilts. Thank you for introducing me to Edrica Huws.

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! This is a fabric work of art! Love the cheeriness and vibrant colours!

em's scrapbag said...

Love your geraniums. Thanks for sharing the method. I might have to give it a try.

Brenda said...

wow! I'm looking for a non-dried up glue stick right now....

Julierose said...

this is amazing--I love your geraniums! thanks for the info on Edrica, too. Hugs, Julierose

Sujata Shah said...

Your quilt looks stunning!I am so tempted to start one soon. No luck with the book yet :(

Rosa said...

Wow,gorgeous!

Nat Palaskas said...

Fantastic. You have done a great job. I love to try it one day. I did played with paper collage, but this looks much more fun! I'm trying to her book from Japan - Hugs Nat

smazoochie said...

This technique suits you! I'm eager to see more & eager to try it myself.
{don't tell anyone, but I like yours the best}

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Your Geraniums are just fabulous!

Monica said...

Your quilt is wonderful, LeeAnn, I love the reds and blues, but I hope you'll forgive me for saying that Edrica's use of light is just masterful. I'm amazed at what she accomplished just by choosing fabrics -- no painting or dyeing going on here! It's a timely reminder for me, because I have spent the past week looking at fabric paints. :)

I can't wait to see more of the series! I think you've made a good choice for someone to learn from, and I hope I will learn something too. :)

Helen said...

Your flower pots and saucers are just perfect for the posies! The dots and plaids are a charming choice for a floral, too.

Kim said...

You nailed it! This looks fabulous......you have us all wanting to give it a go. You do have great color sense, the layout of your colors is just perfect!

Happy Sewing

Debbie said...

I love it! the colors are perfect, and honesty I like yours better :) you say you glue fabric scraps to a foundation, would that be muslin? I really want to give it a go.

Mego said...

You have the BEST color sense! This is lovely!

roccagal said...

fantastic work-this technique has unleashed even more of your abundant creativity! I had not heard or Edrica! I cannot wait to look her up as I luv what I am seeing here!

apiecefullife said...

I love them!!!
I had a go with the glue stick but it seemed to come out the other side and what does it do to the iron?

audrey said...

Love your new project! Just incredible to see what can be done with scrap pieces. Really, really love how you include the plaids and play off your inspiration piece. Great work LeeAnn!

Em said...

No stopping you!! I loved it at Rebels and love the final quilting touches. You have a gift!

Marit said...

A great artist! "creating order out of chaos…" Thank you for sharing the link. Fantastic work. Reminds me a bit of Janet Bolton, only a lot more complex. And Bodil Gardner...
Your ode is beautiful, too! So many ways to create beauty out of chaos (or fabric). Hope to see more of this from you, later on…
; )

No pressure...

cinzia said...

who knew that plaid flowers could looks so pretty! And all those polka dots add so much whimsy. well done!

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

ok now, you know I love this piece. I want to start mine so badly, soon. You are so inspiring

Barb said...

Love it! Your version is wonderful. How great to find such fun inspiration!

Mary Keasler said...

Gasp! You really got it! I am speechless. I can only imagine what you will do next. Congratulations.

fiberchick said...

Your work is simply wonderful! Thank you so much for introducing us to this artist...

Annemieke said...

Love it!! I could even see it in the side bar when it showed as a little picture, I thought : I have to look at it quick. It is amazing and makes me really happy!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Donna~~ said...

It's lovely! I'm looking forward to seeing more of yours!

meli B said...

Great technique to use if you know the quilt isn't going to get too much rough handling. This it textile art at its best. Edrica's piece is beyond belief. She has used the scraps to capture the depth and movement of the piece so cleverly. I am off to check out your link about her. I am sure this is the beginning of a whole series of works by you!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

Janet said...

I'm so loving your work, you must tell us more about your process, it looks like so much fun.

pandchintz said...

Amazing!

Karen said...

So artistic! You did a very good interpretation.

shellysquilts said...

Just GORGEOUS! Well done!
I bet you can't stop smiling everytime you look at it!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nifty. So glad I finally found time to stop by. This is just so exciting--you've finally taken the leap into fabric collage and results are so fun and beautiful. Congratulations! And thanks for showing Freddy Moran's work--that must have been a really cool weekend.
best, nadia

Quilteuse Forever said...

Your work is amazing and so joyful, you caught "the thing" to make a masterpiece 'à la manière de' Edrica Huws... and Nadia from Multicolored Pieces! It is truly a piece of art.

Sharon said...

Wow, you made an amazing interpretation of the original work! This looks like a fun way to work with the fabrics. I esp. like your background! Do you put batting behind before you do the stitching around all the pieces?

Connie said...

I am so happy to have found you. Your work is so fresh and free spirited . . . I love it!
I am just a beginner to quilting, but since I have started, it is all that I can think about. I would say, that I am hooked, LOL.
I'm adding your blog to my blog-list, so that I will never miss a post :)
Your newest blogging sister and fellow pacific-northwesterner, Connie :)

Victoria said...

Wow. I adore the original, and your wonderful take on it. Both are fabulous. I haven't heard of Edrica before, but am definitely going to check her out. Many thanks for sharing!