A few weeks ago, I presented one of the quilt I had in the exhibit by the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild. Here I am to present you the second one. It’s named Metamorphosis and I made this one to represent the minimalist category in the show. I already mentioned this quilt here as I was design it last year. See this post about the design process and the making of the quilt top. Here it is pictured in the show.
I love optical art and here a few illustrations that inspired me for this quilt: here, here and here. I love how a simple change in line directions can create new shapes. I wanted to explore this concept with this quilt, particularly with the quilting. I used straight-line quilting with my walking foot. I quilted lines 1/2″ apart and changed their directions as I was crossing the inset circle. So at the top and bottom of the circle, the horizontal lines are very close together and as we get to the center they get further apart.
I love the result seen from the back. I would love to make another quilt based on this idea. This time a whole cloth quilt with the same quilting in contrasting thread. The only is thing I dislike is that there isn’t enough quilting in the circle center to hold the fabric flat. So if I ever do so, I would need to think of something to improve this.
For the binding, I chose to face this quilt. This was the first time I was doing so. I thought it was appropriate for this quilt and I was happy with the result. Here is a great tutorial if you would like to try it.
If you are from the Montreal area and didn’t have a chance to see the exhibit by the Mtl MQG at Maison de la Culture Marie-Uguay, you’ll have a second chance to do so. The quilts will be part of the show organized by Courtepointe Québec on May 26-29 2016.