As I said in my last post, it is harder to work on personal projects. I have an ongoing project of making us a lap quilt for our living room. I thought sharing the process with you might help me not pushing this one back over and over.
I’m really happy with the sketch I came out with. I wanted to play with triangles. I never did a triangle quilt before and I just love them. Here, here, here and here are just a few from the ones that I like. I wanted to come out with something different. If you read my blog a bit you should know by now that I love playing with value. So, I decided I would do a two color quilt, all solids in different values. Also, I was seeking for a design where the triangles would go from one color to the other. I started making some sketches. I made a few than I showed them to my sister. Right away, she suggested that I look at Escher’s work. As soon as I saw his illustration with fishes and birds (Sky an Water I), I thought that was it. Starting from there, I came out with this sketch. Thanks little sister! As you can see, I played again with asymmetry too.
After that, I saw two quilts playing with this idea of going from one color to the other (here
). Both of them are quite stunning. While looking for a pattern for a triangular quilt, I also found out about the Sierpinski triangle
which is a quite interesting pattern. And just this week, I saw a quilt that was based on that pattern (see the last quilt in this post
about the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2012). It’s an amazing quilt don’t you think? I love the choice of colors. Unfortunately, it doesn’t mention who did it. There is so much patterns to explore with triangles!
Back to my quilt, I already chose, ordered and received all my fabrics for it. Like usually, this is the fun part and I had no trouble getting to it! For the front, I’ll be using all fabrics from Moda Bella Solids.
Here are the color I chose. For the reds: Scarlet, Brick Red, Cherry and Tomato Soup. For the blues: Cloud, Home Town (a bit more greenish) and Mist. A big thanks to Jennifer
for lending me her color card!
For the back panel and the binding, I chose some fabrics from the PB&J collection by Basic Grey for Moda. I just love that collection, particularly the Raspberry Jam prints. This will be great for binding.
I have a plan and all the fabrics for it. Now, I’m ready to cut! I want to share each steps in the making of this quilt. I hope you’ll be able to read more about this quilt shortly. For now, I named it In And Out, but really I’m not sure how I should name it. Let me know if you have any suggestion.