Fifteen of Sixteen
When I set out to write stories about my sixteen quilts I knew it would be a while before I finished. Now that I’ve finally made it to number fifteen I can’t believe my project is almost over.
Last Thursday we took a look at mini quilt number fourteen. Today we move on to number fifteen.
Are They Different?
Creating sixteen different quilts takes a lot of imagination. How boring would it be for them all to look the same.
By the time I made it to number fifteen I was getting bored with my project and eager to get it done. Has that ever happened to you?
To keep myself focused on completing the final two art pieces I had to figure out a way to spice them up.
Just like the other fourteen, this one has quilt block scraps laced throughout the center panel. Connecting them all together is a woven framework of teal and lavender strips. The added strips are what make this piece unique.
The squares created by their intersecting pathways form small windows. Some of them are starkly white while others are saturated with color. The tick-tack-toe-like pattern provides a pathway for the eye to travel.
On Second Thought
Directly adjacent to the center panel is a grid of borders. Inside those borders are circles of varying sizes.
I am quite fond of the two designs and the fact that they compliment one another very nicely. They do however draw your eye away from what should be the focus of the quilt.
The flaw, which stands out like a sore thumb now, clearly was overlooked during construction.
Since I can’t go back and change my approach, all I can do is move on and learn from my mistakes.
Have you ever had that happen to you? Do you think the circle borders look out of place?
To Wrap It UP
To complete this original art piece I added a simple arrangement of straight-line quilting using a variegated thread.
Variegated threads are one of my favorite items to use. They add a peppy element of surprise. The abrupt changes in color help to add a sparkle much like that of jewelry.
- Materials: Fabric top and backing are 100% cotton
- Batting: Warm & Natural
- Dimensions: 10 1/4” L x 6 1/2” W
- Quilting Stitch: Straight lines using a color coordinated variegated thread
- Quilted On: Conventional sewing machine
With number fifteen finally finished there is only one more to reveal.
Would you like to take another look at the other fourteen? Links to those can be found under the category Courthouse Steps, Block of the Month. Go ahead and check them out! You won’t be disappointed.
I’m always interested in hearing what you think of my work. Please share your thoughts.
We have only one more revelation to see! Don’t miss out!
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