You never know when inspiration will strike. The family and I were on vacation at Lake Powell (AZ) and the carpet of the hotel caught my eye. I immediately had an idea for making this into a quilt. I just was not sure how.
I subscribed to three magazines, Selvedge (textile based magazine), Quiltfolk (quilting community and connection) and Uppercase Magazine (arts and crafts). I love Selvedge as it has amazing color palettes, and this issue (in photo) inspired the palette of peach, bronze, blue and greys.
When revisiting the carpet inspiration, I thought they looked like broken Half-Square Triangles (HST). Experimentation with a column of HSTs and cutting them into threes of different widths was where I started. I shuffled the thirds, varying the placement and added filler strips to give this broken look.
I was really pleased how it turned out and liked how the bits of color in the filler blocks could lend itself to a shift/transition between colors, especially thinking from light to dark. I decided to take advantage of the transition affect in the mini quilt, adding movement in the quilt.
This finished mini was perfect for a gift/swap for a friend, and its so good to know that it has a good home.
Name : Spliced
Design: Original Design,
Fabric: Painters Palette Solids, Paint Brush Studio’s
Binding: Painters Palette Solids, Paint Brush Studio’s
Backing: Gleaned, Carolyn Friedlander
Dimensions: 22 x 18 in.
Quilted: With 50wt Aurifil , using domestic machine walking foot, straight lines on the 45 degree diagonal with opposing overlapping lines in the center (1/2″ apart).