I always love looking out the window when flying. There are so many interesting patterns you can see from above. I was on a trip flying into Denver when I saw this intersection of roads and was fascinated by the simplicity and space.
The next day, I immediately started putting a design into fabric. I love the blue hue in the black of Kona Pepper and then the mix of white would be perfect to represent the simplicity, minimalism of the arial. This mini quilt top came together quickly, one afternoon of Sewtopia.
Unfortunately due to other deadlines, the top went on the WiP pile though I had ideas for quilting already. Finally, when I picked it back up in July, I realized I wanted to make some changes. To keep the simplicity, I decided to move the curved line on the left and leave it negative space. Also, I had missed one of the lines coming off the vertical line, and wanted to have it in the design. Adding it as stitched ghost-like line seemed the perfect solution to the miss.
For the quilting, I loved the idea of using various directional and spacing straight lines to represent neighborhoods or property boundary lines. In the end the texture of the quilting is amazing.
Lastly, I decided to face bind the quilt and not add a standard binding. One due to the size of the quilt but also to keep the minimal and simple look of the quilt. I really enjoyed the process of this one and how it turned out. I am hoping to enter it at QuiltCon later this year.
Name : Outskirts of Denver
Design: Original Design
Fabric: Kona Cotton (Pepper, White)
Binding: Carolyn Friedlander (Faced)
Backing: Neutral Scraps
Dimensions: 19 x 22.5 in.
Quilted: With 50wt Aurifil , using domestic machine walking foot, straight lines various directions and spacing
nice! We moved to Denver outskirts a year ago from MD. You might have flown right over our house! LeeAnna at not afraid of color
Oh, wow I may have flown over your house 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
I like the lines of the landscape when looking from overhead too, but haven’t gotten around to converting any of them to fabric. I really like this piece. Is that last picture the back of it? The quilting looks different, but I just may not have seen it through the black.
Yes the last picture is the back and you can see the quilting more as its black on more neutral fabrics.