A Sprinkling of Stars Quilt

The exhibit organized by the Mtl MQG is over.  I can now share a bit more about my two quilts that were part of it. I’ll start today by the quilt I’ve made to represent the alternate grid work category. I named it A Sprinkling of Stars (Sous une pluie d’étoiles).

A Sprinkling of Stars

A few sources of inspiration lead me to that design. First, I love quilts that use traditional blocks but play with scale of blocks and negative space. It was my starting point as this was something I wanted to explore. I chose the attic windows block set on-points. This was a block I wanted to try since I had seen a quilt top by a friend from our guild (see here). I think she had followed a pattern by Kaffe Fassett with some of his stripes shot cottons. Also, I really like this illustration by Vertigo Graphx  and thought it would be interesting to do something similar in a quilt using the attic windows block. When looking for other quilts made using that block, I stumble upon a ruler for making 3D attic windows. It’s a variation on the block that involve fabric folding. I love the texture it adds to the block. And there is no y-seam involved when doing the block this way. I didn’t use the ruler, but I did use the same idea for the block construction.

Starting from their I played with the scale of the blocks and their layout and came up with this design. I quilted it with a straight line pattern using my walking foot. The quilting was inspired by this painting by Max Bill. I turned the quilting design upside down for the navy/purple negative space. And I really like the effect it created.

A Sprinkling of Stars

I just learned last week that my quilt was accepted for Quilt Canada 2016, a juried show organized by the Canadian Quilters’ Association and taking place in mid-june near Toronto. It makes me even more happier to share it with you today, and I hope it will spark some inspiration on your end.

3 thoughts on “A Sprinkling of Stars Quilt

  1. Francine Benoit

    J’adore cette courtepointe. Désolée les filles de la guilde, mais c’est ma préférée de l’exposition. Je l’aime même plus que la mienne. Les couleurs, le piquage et le graphique sont parfaits. Bravo!

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