Not crazy quilting - but quilting that is crazy.

Posted by kidneurotic on November 25th, 2009 — Posted in stitching, sewing, fabric, quilting

Working without a pattern gives you a tremendous amount of freedom - but if you are making it up as you go along, and if you flit obsessively through the flickr pools of modern quilts, the Tokyo Quilt show and anything amandajean makesĀ  gain inspiration easily, you can tend to incorporate sources of inspiration as you progress in the quilt.

What was meant to be a large scale Denyse Schmidt style piece with a few fabrics that would have a sophisticated look. And then it has a bit of an addition of the string quilting that produces such a beautiful effect. And then I stumbled on a series of wonky log cabins and Melly and Me’s fabulous scrappy cabin tutorial. And then stacked coins. And then … And then …

This is how I have a string section on the backing and the top is developing into a wonky cabin nine patch.

With one striking red and white patch that was so much fun to make. [Cutting odd angle through a perfectly good block, and then continuing to cut until there are right angles again is an oddly satisfying thing to do!

Followed by seven more …

While I am pleased with the eight patches [and have planned the ninth] I am not sure about how I am going to join them. With vertical internal horizontal and vertical sashing? Or something more left field like joining them as one piece and having an offset vertical and horiztonal sash? Or something else?Or? Or?


Comment by Kristin L

Have you figured this one out yet? How about white sashing so that your colors float even more? I think this is looking very fresh and modern. :-)

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Comment by knicole

This is such a beautiful and creative idea. I have often thought of trying to just design my own pattern versus using the traditional style. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

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