Day to Night Glitz

For Quiltcon, the Modern Quilt Guild issued a Michael Miller fabric challenge. These were the Fat Eighths I received to use. I added the white cotton couture fabric as my back ground fabric.
Fabric Challenge

Inspired by this monument in Portugal, I came up with a minimal design using triangles that are slightly off-kilter.

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I modified this design a little more, removing one set of the triangles. I wanted to use the fabrics in an ombre nature, representing a day to night time lapsed effect.

Note: I discussed the creation of this design in this previous post.

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I created a paper-piecing pattern to get that slight off-kilter look to the triangles. This quilt has a lot of negative space, so I knew that the quilting was going to be a key element of this design.

For the triangles, I used matchstick quilting (~1/8″ lines) following the direction of each side of the triangles. There are 12 lines per direction.

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In the negative space 1/2″ quilting straight lines were used. I echoed the triangles along the width of the triangles and then radiated horizontally to the edge. The quilting definitely completes the quilt.

Tip: Use the rough blue painters tape (it sticks best) to keep your lines in check.
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On the back, I used some of red, orange and yellow Michael Miller cotton couture. These represent the sunset and shimmers through to the front. I wanted the binding to be part of the design. I used a small piece of the black print at the top to continue the day to night look and the rest of the binding is the Flight in Gold print from Brambleberry Ridge line by Violet Craft.

Day_Night_Glitz

I was so thankful for my husband photographing my final quilt, which I submitted like 20 minutes before the deadline….it was a little stressful. I am so happy though I completed the challenge.

Details

Name: Day to Night Glitz
Design:
Designed by me
Fabric:  Michael Miller Glitz and Cotton Couture Solids
Dimensions: ~50 x 50″
Quilted: Straight line and Matchstick quilting techniques, Aurifil #2021 and #2692 50 wt

Linking up to Amanda Jean’s Finish it Up Friday over @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

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13 thoughts on “Day to Night Glitz

  1. farmquilter

    Awesome design!!! Love the quilt and the quilting!!! The fabric choices are yum and the way you used them is perfection!!! I would give you Best in Show!!!

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  2. Pip

    Love the texture and different shadow lines from the quilting. Painters tape is a great tip for getting straight lines, good luck with your entry, you have a couple of different fabric from the ones I received.

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  3. capitolaquilter

    I was surprised when I saw somewhere that you’d paper pieced it but then your explanation that it was to achieve a particular slightly off kilter result made me smile. You are the queen of bringing QDADs to life. Me I’m just a poser!

    Reply

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