This is my take on a design I saw on Michelle Wilkie’s Factotum of Arts. It was light gray and white on dark gray. I decided to add more color and use a warm-toned gray for the negative spaces. I did straight line quilting because I was still too chicken about my FMQ skills. I really like the color play and contrast between the reds and gray. I was inspired by the beautiful fall foliage for this one:
Here I am getting started. I studied her design did the math for a lap quilt and got sewing and cutting. I was off but a few tenths of an inch as I pieced the part that looks like an “E”. All turned out well, as I shaved off a fraction of each line to get them to look right. just starting on the bottom of the patterned column
I like how the linear quilting design from the front shows through on the back. You can see how I pieced the back using thing stripes of red to allow for a greater than 44 inch width. This is a lap sized quilt about 54X64 inches. It is currently keeping a dear friend warm in her cold work environment!