More fun with fabrics

19 04 2013

Here are a two more quilts in the “inspired by the fabric” family.

I was fascinated with this wacky retro fabric because it reminded me of the Formica counter tops in our 50’s kitchen in Illinois, and only a very bold solid could stand out next to it.

Quilt 3_3Twirling  Ninepatches, 2009      40″ x 47.5″    Photography by Paul Hennessey

The challenge for this fabric was finding a quilting pattern that coordinated with the off-centered design of the block.  I finally decided to make even more Formica designs in the border, which I tried to show in the detail.  It was interesting for me just to start sewing, not planning ahead of time where the next line of stitching would go.  Quilt 3a_2

Twirling Ninepatches, detail

After the Twirling Ninepatches was finished, I still had more of the border fabric leftover, so I decided to try the Disappearing Ninepatch quilt, a pattern that Deanna Davis had found online in a DIY tutorial.

Quilt 4_2

Fifties Fun, 2009          35″ x 42″         Photography by Paul Hennessey

I think it is interesting to see how this very active fabric in the borders of both quilts looks slightly different with the turquoise binding, as opposed to the self-binding in the first quilt.




One response

19 04 2013

Love them both,and want to learn how to do the Fifties Fun!

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