Remember when I told you about this quilt center that I made for the Round Robin challenge in our Modern Quilt Guild:
I am happy to report that it found its way into the Round Robin! I’ll get it back later this year with some beautiful new additions.
In the meantime, I received the first quilt center for me to work on. It comes from a wonderfully talented quilter who is a master of details. I really admire her work from fabric selection to quilting. Here is her center:
I love the way the lines and angles are woven together. The sky-blue fabric has tiny bees flying around and the cream-colored fabric has several architectural elements in light gray and lime green..it’s almost like an architect dropped several sketch sheets and a fan blew them across the floor. And those paper clips! Love them!
Since this is my first Round Robin challenge I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the internet looking for exemplars from other guilds. I am drawn to asymmetrical quilts that don’t go around and around like a bulls eye. I like when additions are on two or three sides instead of all four. With this in mind, I decided I would make my additions on the long sides of the center rectangle. I used a paper-pieced pattern that I designed in Google Drawings for the squares-in-squares and paid homage to the angles already in place. I splashed in one additional color (the deep teal) that works well with the other colors. The cream and gray solids as well as the yellow-green and water-blue prints that I selected from my fabric stash blend well with the architecture elements and tiny bees in the center strips. I resisted the urge to use a trigonometry fabric that I have…and my goodness that was hard!
Here’s how it turned out:
I’m quite happy with the result! We pass these around again at our next meeting!