As I mentioned on Monday, I had some time this weekend to come up with new ideas that I wanted to turn into quilts. And I am excited to share the progress today on the first of those projects. I am calling this pattern “Color Weaving”, and I have visions of all kinds of color combinations. As you can see in my sketch below, I was inspired by good old primary color blending, but I kind of got stumped with what to do with the fourth quadrant (lower right hand corner). I toyed with leaving that quadrant completely blank (white)… but I am just not sold on what would look good.
For my first test quilt, I went with a monochromatic theme. I chose 3 shades of solid purple, where the light and dark mix or combine to make the medium shade where they intersect.
I really like the effect of the subtle color shading in the completed quilt top. I learned a lot from making this first top, and I hope my piecing accuracy improves with what I have learned!
The top measures 36.5″ by 48.5″.
My high school colors were purple and white, and so this quilt really might lend itself to some good sports team themes. I can see my college colors (U. Tennessee: CA poppy orange and white) working really well, especially since the checker board pattern would be perfect! I think there are so many fun options with this pattern!
Now the tough decision; do I work on a second top or walk down to my LQS for some batting? Maybe both! 🙂
Linking up to WiP Wednesday with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.