Facets Quilt

One year ago, the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild went to visit the Guido Molinari Foundation. As I mentioned in this post, this lead to a challenge to all members to create a quilt inspired by the work of this Montreal artist. In April I presented my plan, today I want to share with you the finished quilt. It was inspired by a series of paintings named “Structure triangulaire”. My previous post explains how I went from there to create my design. Here is the result:

Facets quilt

I decided to name it “Facets”. As I was brainstorming for a name, someone suggested diamonds and it made me think of facets. I thought it was representative of this quilt. The symmetry in the design makes me think of two aspects of a situation. Also, the facets can represent the contrast in the quilt: cold vs warm colors and dark vs. lighter colors.

I decided to go with some curves in the quilting to bring a little softness to the design. Finally, I chose to face this quilt for the binding (following this great tutorial).

Facets quilt

I’m currently working on my Michael Miller Fabric challenge. I don’t think I’ll be ready to submit it to QuiltCon 2017, but I’ve been having fun with it. Those challenges are keeping me busy! Next one for the members of the Montreal MQG is really exciting. We need to create a quilt inspired by a Metro station, read all about it here.  This year is the 50th anniversary of the Montreal Metro system, so it makes the challenge a bit more special. I can’t wait to get started on this. It should be really interesting to see what everyone will come up with.

2 thoughts on “Facets Quilt

  1. Anne

    Lovely quilt! Just wondering how you choose thread colour for quilting. Do you match one or more of the quilt’s colours? Or do you go with a neutral thread. Thanks!

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