April 1, 2007

Film Reel Design

My friend, Kathy, and I are organizing a Quilt Challenge for our guild. We chose "LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION" as the challenge topic. Kathy loves to write, and is reel-ly having fun with this. Anyways, somebody found an old film reel at a garage sale and thought we would be able to use it as a prop for our challenge.
I hadn't planned on starting a new quilt design, but when I saw the film reel, ideas started flowing and the next thing I knew, I was at my computer drawing the reel. I LOVE circles. I don't reel-ly understand why, but they seem to be in most of my quilts. And if one is good, more is better!
This will probably become a quilt at some point. I imagine the background as hand-dyed fabric and the reels will be organza or tulle. I think the overlapping of shapes will make some great secondary designs.

3 comments :

MargaretR said...

It should make a beautiful quilt. All those circles within circles. I love them.

Barbara Hynes said...

Very cool design, Judy! It's so abstract, you don't realize they are film reels at first.

katrose said...

I'm the "Kathy" mentioned here...
If anyone is interested in knowing about the "original" film reel Judy's design was inspired from, it is a cast aluminum 70mm reel manufactured by Goldberg Brothers (you can still find the company on the internet). The reel is 22 inches in diameter!