Friday, January 8, 2016

Diagonal blades

Inspired by Sujata's Instagram postings,
I decided to make a cultural fusion quilt of my own.
I unearthed a partial charm pack of solids
and started layering and cutting.
At first I started with wide blades
but then experimented with narrower ones.


I laid out the blades according to colour and size
opening up the slices as they moved across the quilt.

Here is the whole top.
The 5 inch charms were cut down to 4 inches after the blades were inserted.
The flimsy measures 17.5 by 35 inches.

I'm ready to handquilt.

Thanks Sujata for the inspiration!

6 comments:

  1. Very, very nice! The movement and colors are soothing and fresh!

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  2. I can only second the comments from Linda, the sense of movement created is wonderful.

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  3. Lovely colors. Changing blade sizes makes a unique statement.

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  4. Wondering if you use different shades of blue, it may look like waves in the water or use fall colors to look like leaves blowing all over the country side.
    I love your take on freeform lattice blocks.

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  5. Really like the blend of sizes -- happy hand quilting. BHope you will share again when you finish.

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  6. I have some similar fabric colors in solids, I should pop one of these off and link back here. Cool Sujata, so really looking forward to reading your posts and progress.

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Thank you for taking the time!