It has taken me several days to put together this quilt top (ps- I promise that it's square, but the ripples from the wind makes it seem otherwise).
This quilt is an exercise in minimalism for me. Even though most of us can appreciate the design of certain elements of modern quilting, we all have our own style, and minimalism in design has just never been something that I naturally choose to execute in my own quilts. Another first for me, is the use of all solids. Can you believe that I've never made a quilt entirely from solid fabrics? I always love the look of all solid quilts, but when I start to pull fabrics for a new project, all of the delectable prints just call my name.
I used ten different shades of Kona to create a rainbow. The pattern is my own Girl's Best Friend pattern, and I just made ten blocks. The background gray is a Cloud 9 shot cotton called Shadow, and I love how it adds just a little bit of dimension against all of those solid fabrics (I still count it as solid though!).
Branching out on this quilt has really been a lot of fun. The task of basting is before me today, and I must admit that I'm a little apprehensive about having pointy things near the tip of my finger. We'll see how it goes...
So, last week's party had some amazing linkups, and believe me, I was grateful for the distraction while sitting in the ER on Saturday night. Here are some of the ones that really caught my eye!
Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches linked up this gorgeous Jane's Cross quilt.
This Modern Plus quilt from Beech Tree Lane is super cool!
and Oh. My. Goodness. This scrappy hexie quilt, by Maryse Makes Things is a masterpiece.
(ps Maryse- I just knew this one was yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail!)
Okay, friends! It's time to link up your latest bits of awesomeness this week!
1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.
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5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!
*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop" when selecting your thumbnail photo. For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work! :)