17 October, 2013

Plus, a Quilt Top


Back when I was in Nova Scotia (oh, how it feels like it was last year, not last month) I managed to get a bit of sewing in for myself. I had such eager students that were going back to sew late into the night, after dinner. One night I decided to join them. I made great progress on these blocks while chatting about klutziness, motherhood, real estate, and more. I came home with just some final seams to sew.

I took a break from binding Just One Slab quilts and finishing a baby quilt to get this top together. And now I want to throw everything aside to finish it!


I debated a number of ideas for layout. Contemplated more blocks. Thought it should be bigger. In the end, the idea of quadrants won out. I liked the echo of the quadrants in the blocks into the quilt top as a whole. And I wanted the plus signs to really float on that pieced, scrappy background.

So much fun. All improv fun. And all that grey, such lovely grey. Mostly made from scraps. Just wait for the texture from quilting.



11 comments:

Leanne said...

This is wonderful. I love how it is so calm with the four pop of colour and red. It feels so modern and fresh.

Amy said...

I am loving this. As i love all your quilts. I just love those red pluses and the scrappy background!

Mary Gregory said...

Such a cool quilt. I love the skinny red on chunky teal.

I get that "ignore everything and finish a project" feeling too. Husband sometimes asks me if I'm on a deadline, and then gives me a weird look when I say that I just want it done because it's so close. :)

felicity said...

This one's special, Cheryl. I can see why you want to just dive in and keep working.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

magnificent, Cheryl, I love the crosses-must learn that technique one day soon.

Kelsey said...

Lovely! I really love this quilt top. I can't wait to see how you are going to quilt it. I would be tempted to put stuff aside to prioritize that project myself so no one will blame you!

Dominique said...

very nice! looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. Glad you enjoyed your trip to Nova Scotia!

Rossie said...

It's gorgeous!

house on hill road said...

it's beautiful. i love how that red pops on the low volume background.

Anne said...

Love the red within this wonderful neutral quilt. Very well done.

Kelly said...

This is perfect! I love it and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/