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!
6 thoughts on “Matrix”
Gorgeous colour and I like how modern this quilt looks. x
Thanks! I plan to do it again with a totem of my own design. My husband is helping me with that as he is great at this sort of thing. I really like the mix of calm peaceful colors with just a pop of color in modern quilts.
Thank you. I, too, like modern quilts best, though I have done some more traditional things for people who have more traditional tastes. I especially like a calm background with red, orange or gold. I plan to make several more riffs on this theme, will post when they are more than just part of my imagination!
Stunning! I also agree that it looks very contemporary and on-trend which are words that I never associated with quilting when I was growing up and I think that’s why I didn’t have much interest in it…until now! x
Love this! So beautiful and unique. 🙂
Thank you so much. It is lovely to have an online community of support and inspiration.
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