I will have the pleasure of getting to visit with the Bear Valley Quilt Guild in Los Osos, CA, on Monday and Tuesday. Monday night I will be attending their meeting and giving my Transparency Fabric Selection lecture and trunk show and on Tuesday I will be teaching the Wayward Transparency workshop. As I will also be teaching Wayward Transparency in Hot Springs, AR, in a few weeks, I have shipped off my original Wayward Transparency to Arkansas and found myself wanting to make a sample to have with me.
Knowing that I was making a class sample, I wanted to use prints and solids and different colors to give a general sense of possibilities with this mini quilt. I also really fell in love with the circular layout that many quilters from the quilt along used and was excited to put together one in this layout myself.
The mini quilt finishes at 24″ square, so I opted for some simple straight line quilting to finish the mini quilt using 40wt Aurifil Forty3 thread in white. Once the straight crosshatch quilting was complete, I felt it still needed a little bit more, so I added in some angular quilting that follows the lines of the overlapping areas in the design. I like how the backing shows off the quilting nicely.
In this sample, I would say that my light pink selection is a bit too light in value as it does not stand out from the white background very much and it isn’t entirely convincing to me that the light overlap would be as dark a pink as I used, either. Which just goes to show that this is 1) a good class sample (lots to discuss, look at, and talk about) and 2) you can’t mess up worse than I have in transparency design.
This was a fun mini quilt to work on, and it felt good to get some sewing time in with all the other general life chaos going on around me recently (illness, travel, etc. etc. etc.).