Architecture Quilt Design Challenge by Clairealex

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-05-27T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-04-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

The inspiration came when Victoria Findlay Wolfe shared a quilt and issued a challenge on her 15 Minutes of Play blog. The challenge was to use architecture to inspire a 24 x 30 quilt that used "made fabric."  It's been quite fun. First a choice of architecture, then photo, then sort the crumbs by color and value, then make the "made fabric," then make the background, then insert the circles.

While the whole quilt is not a stash buster, the "made fabric" is a great use for small scraps aka "crumbs."

There is a bit more detail on my blog.

I am interested that the upper left seems empty when it is upside down, but the lower right does not when it is right side up. Any design people with ideas of why?


April 26, 2014: It waited a long time for quilting. Because of the solid fabric that would show the quilting, I was intimidated. However a quilt guild show coming up nudged me to finish. And I changed its name to Lines and Circles #1 since viewers don't really need to know the source. It is no longer about architecture.

Pictures

Until I can get a better posed photo
The photo to design from
Color side of the street
Sketches 1-5
The sixth and working design
Sorted "crumbs"
Two "made fabrics" made
background stripes
finished top right side up
finished top upsidedown
Quilted and faced
Detail of quilting

Loves

Emmajb

Comments

Seeneed

I really like this quilt. Love the idea of "made fabric". What a great way to use up fabric scraps!!!!!, I'm interested to see how you did it. What a great idea to include a picture of the building that inspired the quilt and I think the quilting adds another interesting dimension to the quilt. Good job all the way around.

Sandyo3

great quilt I will have to pass it on to my daughter. She also lives in Portland.

Clairealex

Seeneed Basically you just take scraps, whatever the size, and sew in straight lines, trimming as needed. When it gets big enough, trim to the desired size and use the trimmings to start others. Some people let the colors mix randomly, others sort. Victoria's book 15 Minutes of Play has more detailed directions. There may be something on YouTube: try searching "made fabric" and "Improv fabric."

Clairealex

Sandyo3 Thanks. Small world!

Charwirfs

I really love this challenge. It combines two of my loves, quilting and photography. I enjoyed seeing the photos showing the work in progress. The final design is intriguing and pleasing. Thanks for sharing the instructions for made fabric. You know I am going to try that... I enjoyed this post.

Clairealex

Charwirfs Thanks. I look forward to seeing your "made fabric" projects!

Quilt455

Love this. How modern looking it is.

Clairealex

Quilt455 thank you! I like the minimalism and asymmetry of modern.

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