HARU—The Story

While I did write about finishing the quilt top called HARU, I never shared the professional images of the quilt.

HARU By Maria Shell detailYesterday on her blog, Third Floor Quilts, my friend Teresa Duryea Wong wrote about the quilt she is entering into the Blogger’s Quilt Fest: Fall 2016 Edition. I had heard about the Blogger’s Quilt Fest but never in time to enter. This year, Teresa’s heads up gave me two whole days to think about it.

HARU by Maria Shell backside

HARU Full Image of Back Side

I decided I would enter HARU into the Original Design Category.

HARU by Maria Shell detail

HARU Detail

HARU is a favorite of mine.

_d1a1834It is also the last of the nine quilt blocks that compose Wall of Sound which will be on view at the International Quilt Festival this coming November. 


Wall of Sound by Maria Shell

Each of the quilts blocks in Wall of Sound was also its own quilt which I called a group. One of which is HARU.

Haru by Maria Shell

HARU Full Front Image

Another is Habanero.

habanero-by-maria-shellAnd another is Deep Blue Sea.

deep-blue-sea-cropped-smallIn addition to each block being their own quilt aka as a group, they are also each a mini and a solo. You can read more about that here and here if you like. 

The minis which are 12’’ x 12’’ were created to be donation quilts for the SAQA Benefit Auction which is going on right now. 

nine-minis by Maria Shell

Habanero Mini is the auction quilt for this year. You can read about it in the post I wrote called Donating Art.

ba16-shemarThen there are the solos which are 18’’ x 18’’. This is the same size as the blocks used to make a group.

nine-solosAll of these quilts—the minis, the solos, the groups, and finally the party aka Wall of Sound were part of an four person show called fiber at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts  in Hamilton, Ohio in the fall of 2014. I wrote about the show and the other artists in this post called Fiber at the Fitton

Maria Shell fiber @ The FittonHARU is the closure on that project which included a total of 28 quilts—nine minis, nine solos, nine groups, and one party. You can see the entire collection of Color Grids on my website. Well, not the entire collection. Only the ones I have uploaded to the website, but you get the idea. Here is a screen grab of that.

color-grids-on-websiteFor an assortment of reasons that I haven’t fully articulated to myself, I am back to working with only solids.

HARU by Maria Shell DetailSo HARU could be the last Color Grid made with prints. Or not. Who knows what is going to happen next.

HARU by Maria Shell DetailI hope you will take a moment to visit the SAQA Benefit Auction where you can bid on your favorite art quilt. And that you will also visit the Blogger’s Quilt Festival where you can vote for your favorite in each category.

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18 thoughts on “HARU—The Story

  1. Wow. So happy you entered after seeing my blog. Its a fun way to share online!

  2. I’m glad you hsd the oppottunity the time to enter BQF so many more online quilters can enjoy your creative flow.

  3. Different from your others and I can see so many applications. Congrats. Carole

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  5. Beautiful work! I love seeing the backs of your quilts. They are wonderful!

  6. mickeybb on said:

    Congratulation on getting Wall of Sound in the Houston show!! Makes me want to go now and hear your lecture. Is Wall of Sound 9 18″ Blocks sewn together or 9 separate 18″ quilts? That’s a lot of work! Love them all!

  7. Such a striking design and your quilting makes it even better!

  8. This series is one of my favorites. It’s always good to see them again. I especially enjoy your use of prints.

  9. Your quilts are absolutely stunning – I’m so glad to have discovered you 🙂

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