On my design wall

I finished last week’s scrappy improv quilt.  I’m planning to enter this one in the QuiltCon modern quilt show.

   

Well, ‘finished’ except for the sleeve and label, so it’s now sitting on the pile with several other quilts that also need sleeves and/or labels.  I find it so hard to take the time to do those last steps, when another new quilt is calling to me.

 

Now I’m working on this modern quilt, which I started at a recent all-day retreat organized by Krista of Poppyprint for members of my guild, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild,   At the retreat I pieced the off-center on-point square.  Now I’m auditioning fabrics for the corners . . . decisions, decisions . . .

 

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If you receive the daily email newsletter from Quilting Daily, you may have noticed my reader’s challenge quilt in the Friday email.

This was my entry to Quilting Arts Magazine “What’s your Signature Color?” Reader Challenge.  It should be published in the October/November 2012 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.

Here’s what I said about my entry:

My absolute favorite color is chartreuse; you’ll find at least a bit of it in almost every one of my quilts.  It’s a bold and complex color that adds punch to almost any color palette.  Chartreuse is often found in nature with its complementary color red-violet, as seen in the coleus plant in this quilt.

I printed my coleus photo onto fabric, then used colored pencil to enhance and deepen the shadows around the leaves.  I outlined the edges and veins of the leaves, and filled in the background, with free motion quilting.  The squares are fused and stitched to the quilt.

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On my design wall

 

Here’s one of my many WiP (works in progress).

Last week I pulled out my ziploc bags full of scraps, and started piecing by color.

I surrounded each block with a white border and another border of color, then pieced them all on a solid grey background.  I hadn’t really planned the final size, and as usual when I improv piece, the quilt ends up bigger than expected!  It’s about 50 by 60 inches.

This past weekend I pieced the back, and this week I plan to layer and quilt it.

I’m linking up with these blogs for WiP Wednesday.  Click on the buttons below to see all the people participating, and check out their projects.

Quiltsy WiP    WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

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