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QDAD: Quilt Design a Day (Week 14)

This week I decided to take on my own study – a study minimalism. New Zealand Maori designs  are predominantly colored red, black and white.


This limited color palette helped focus the color palette and add to the study of minimalism, this week. I managed to do 3 series of designs.

Series 1: Houdini

In this first design, I was hoping to capture the idea of feeling trapped. The black background showing the blackness, fear, and emptiness this may bring.


I played with the design a little more to see how red would change the look and feel. I love it with the red.QDAD_TrappedRed_22September

This is obviously a follow-up to “Trapped” and represents release/freedom/escape.


Again, the look of the design in red.QDAD_EscapedRed_22September

I was thinking through the escape and placement of the white bar and decided to move it further away and place at the opposite side.QDAD_Escaped3_22September

Series 2: Quartet

Series 2 is designed to be a set of 4 panels that would/could be placed as side by side wall hangings each at 6″ x 12″. Here are the initial 4 panels.
QDAD_Panel1_24September QDAD_Panel2Red_24September  QDAD_Panel3_25September QDAD_Panel4_25September

I have redesigned the second panel to look like this, which I may actually use if I make these up.


Series 3:

This series, which may not be complete, was playing with squares and rectangles and how sections align and are sectioned off.







I really enjoyed the design activity this week and love looking at the simplicity of color and shapes. I am linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee Social (see button on the right).


Another Progress report on Four Seasons in One Day quilt

This weekend was very productive – The back is now finished for the four seasons quilt and I have pinned all the layers together ready for quilting. The photo’s are not great due to all the shadows from the trees (obviously need a different time of day), but you will get the idea.

The back is Kona yellow solid (on the top)–> 1/2 chevron stripe of left over Notting Hill (Joel Dewberry) pieces –> and from Joann’s a aqua chevron fabric (on the bottom)


The top:


Now, onto the quilting and binding. The binding will be red. I will post one more time when it is all finished :-).Thanks for following my quilt journey.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Four Seasons in One Day – Quilt top

So, I have finally finished my quilt top for my “four seasons in one day”. This is my first quilt top ever – it fits a twin.  I was by myself the day I finished and had about 30 minutes of light left….so these are the best photos I have for now – I used my son’s playground as my photo assistant 🙂

Some details:

  • The tree design is my own.
  • All buttons and sequins are hand sewn on.
  • Joel Dewberry Notting Hill Jelly roll was used for the 1/2 Chevron border and the center borders. (thanks to all those who provided the encouragement to finish the Chevron border – it turned out great).
  • The corners of the border is just Kona Cotton yellow and red (the corners are not perfect but I still love how it turned out).

FourSeasonsInOneDay_1 FourSeasonsInOneDay_2 Spring_Summer_Finish Fall_Winter_Finish


Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts