Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Breaking the Grid



I absolutely love this new quilt top! It came about from sketching some block shapes. I think you can really see some influence from my career as a graphic designer in it. The shapes are quite flat, but the way the shapes overlap and the color positioning creates a lot of depth and movement. To me, it has a good balance of expected and unexpected. That little red cross finishes it like a little punctuation point.


I included a textured background fabric which is Line Scratch in charcoal from Carolyn Friedlander. This fabric is brilliant in the way it hides seams. The seams are even more invisible than on the solids. Carolyn's fabrics are amazing. I've been mulling over how to quilt it. I haven't quite decided but it will be on the simple side. It needs a structured and/or linear quilting, not something very curvy. Now you know what I'll be working on in my spare time!

10 comments :

Norine @ Five Baht Elephant said...

I love it!

QLT812 said...

I love, love this quilt! The fabric colors you selected are perfect an a awesome design. The book is on my list from Amazon...

Lana said...

Just found your blog!!! I LOVE IT HERE!!!! and that CHEAT SHEET.... YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!
The quilt is so yummy too!!!

Anna said...

it's super stunning. beautiful job!

Megan said...

Awesomeness! Good job, my friend.

Debbie said...

This is SO interesting! I really like it!

Claudia said...

I love this quilt! It's a real beauty. Congratualtions!

Kelly said...

I absolutely love this quilt top and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

Isabel Kelly said...

I just saw your quilt again on Instagram... its gorgeous ! Do you have a pattern for it (for sale?)
Would love to make a mini version of it (:

Cheers
Isabel
Lamb and Woflie

RZ said...

Beautiful!