Off my design wall – 2014.07.23

This is my second entry to the MQG Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels fabric challenge.  You can see my first entry here.

Inspired by these two quilts –  Paul’s entry to the Common Threads Indigo Project and Lisa’s Fractured Pi quilt – I decided to try improv wedges.

I had an idea in mind but didn’t draw it out ahead of time.  I figured I’d just go for it, and see what happened.  I added coordinating solids to each side of each of the 3 challenge prints.  Then I cut wedges in random widths.  This way, I got 2 sets of wedges from each print fabric.  See photos below.

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Then I arranged the 6 sets of wedges on my design wall and filled in the gaps with more solids.   I used two shades of gray for the binding.  It only took a couple of days from start to finish (which is good because the MQG deadline is Friday) and I’m very happy with it.  It’s 34 x 32 inches.


Now, back to the portrait quilt (it’s all fused, and I’ve started thread-sketching the details).

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m linking up with these blogs for WiP Wednesday.  Click on the links below, to see many other creative projects.

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18 Responses to Off my design wall – 2014.07.23

  1. Just wonderful! I love that you just went for it!

  2. Kathy kinsella says:

    Beautiful, Terry … I love your straight line quilting, too!

  3. Lisa Chin says:

    It turned out beautiful Terry! Great job! I’m glad I could help inspire you!

  4. Marly says:

    Great result. Good luck in the challenge.

  5. Really like this piece a LOT!

  6. Dena says:

    Awesome! I love it.

  7. glendajean says:

    Love love love it, it looks stunning from distant and even more fabulous up close a real piece of ART. Thanks for sharing and making me now think more out side the box. Cheers Glenda

  8. this just turned out so amazing! Great go for it!

  9. twistedsticks says:

    Just love it. So fresh and modern!

  10. momiji says:

    Very cool! The fractured effect is so lively!

  11. Régina says:

    Very impressive, best of luck with it!

  12. It is amazing, I love it so much!

  13. Sharon Ruble says:

    Really neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Dotti Elgart says:


  15. Deolinda says:

    Very beautiful

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