I had a lot of fun designing this quilt. I knew I wanted the background to be white at the top, then a couple of shades of gray, and black at the bottom, with small squares and narrow strips of the challenge neon colors and a few of my other favorite colors. As you can see, I changed some of the colors as I worked on it.
I constructed it using a very improv technique. I just started inserting strips and squares into the background colors until I had blocks approximately 10 x 10 inches square. I arranged the blocks on the design wall, then added more fabrics to fill in the blank areas.
It’s all pieced now, so the next step is layering and quilting. I will quilt it horizontally, so I can use light gray thread at the top, medium gray in the middle and dark gray or black at the bottom.
Initially I was thinking of quilting straight lines, but it occurred to me this might be a good candidate for serpentine quilting lines. I’ve wanted to try the wavy stitch since I found instructions on how to do it with my Janome 6600.
I’m open to suggestions and opinions . . .
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.
P.S. You still have a couple of days to head over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and vote for your favorite in each of the 15 categories. Voting closes on November 7, and winners will be announced on November 8. While you’re visiting the festival, look for my quilts – number 25 in the Applique Quilt category, and number 58 in the Wall Hanging category.