Color Weaving I by Quilting Jetgirl - Pieced Top
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Wednesday WiP {5/14/2014}

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.

Color Weaving by Quilting Jetgirl - Sketched Idea

Color Weaving – Sketched Idea

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.

Color Weaving I by Quilting Jetgirl - Design Wall

Color Weaving I – Design Wall

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!

Color Weaving I by Quilting Jetgirl - Pieced Top

Color Weaving I – Pieced Top

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.

0 thoughts on “Wednesday WiP {5/14/2014}

  1. Brenda says:

    this looks great!

  2. Katie Dold says:

    This is great! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  3. It reminds me of when two highlighters overlap and you get a mixed colour in-between – lovely effect 🙂

  4. Liz says:

    This is a pretty neat concept, and I love the color study you’re working on. It reminds me of some of the quilts by Maria Shell. They might help inspire you if you haven’t seen them before. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses!

  5. That pattern really would work well with the Tennessee colors. I’m imagining the end zones of the home football games.

  6. Carole says:

    What a great colour exercise. You can do so many things with the design you’re developing – how exciting! Maybe this is the start of a series? I vote “both” shop and top!

  7. carolegoldquilts says:

    What a great colour exercise. You can do so many things with the design you’re developing – how exciting! Maybe this is the beginning of a series? I vote “both” – shop and top!

  8. Such a great design. I’m partial to simple geometric quilts. Beautifully done.

    Hillary

  9. Mary says:

    Beautiful! I love the lightest lavender you’ve used, it really looks like you painted over your quilt because the color looks so opaque. Can’t wait to see it finished!

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