Trapezoids at work! Quilted and bound…
I did a tutorial for this quilt when I finished piecing the top. It can be found HERE.
I wanted the “columns” of trapezoids to alternate between Business Fabric (texty prints, grids, organized dot prints, a lot of Architextures) and neutral solids, with a couple of color splashes for fun.
The inspiration was how my mind floats around while I work. There are periods of focus and periods of distraction, dreaming, spacing-out… You know how it goes!
I carried that idea into the quilting. Dense linear quilting for the WORK areas, and floaty circular quilting for the dreaming spaces.
A couple of rings of pebbles as a nod to the pearl bracelets fabric that makes an appearance in this quilt…
Happy little dreamy scallops…
The backing fabric is a 108″ wide Spot On Wide Circle in Steel. Pink castle fabrics has a bunch of different colors from this line – very handy!
The binding is Paper Clips in Gray from the Type line…
I hope ya’ll like it! I love it when a plan comes together – this is really exactly how I wanted this guy to look and everything turned out! Happy claps!!
14 responses to “Trapezoids at Work – Finished Quilt!”
such the good quilt. those little quilted scallops are the best.
Thanks, Dorie! This was my first time doing those little scallops, but I LEURVE them and will do it again fo’ sho’.
I love the low tones and subtle pops of color you used. I love the wonkiness of it as well. Great job.
Thanks so much!
LOVE IT!!! I would love to try and use your technique to make a quilt similar to one of my favorite paintings – Paul Klee’s Highways and Byways – do you know it? Don’t you think your technique would be perfect?
Hey, Ann! Thanks for commenting. YES I know that painting and it would be a FANTASTIC quilt. I actually featured “Highways and Byways” in one of my Modern Art Lessons posts Sooooo cool.
Wonderful quilt! I love the texture of the prints and quilting.
Thank you so very much!
Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing this beauty. I love everything about it.
Thanks so much for your comment!
The quilting is so perfect. You created an heirloom!
Aw – wow! That made me tear-up a bit : ) Thanks so much!
I really like your mixture of quilting — the blocks and fabrics are nice, too. Great job.
Thanks so much, Lucinda!