Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Links Quilt

I just finished up my commissioned quilt.  My etsy customer has been a dream and given me complete freedom to create whatever I liked in her preferred colors.  I ended up using Kona chocolate, snow, and baby blue.  I added a couple of print pieces to hint at the construction of the blocks.
I started with a sketch that became an EQ pattern, a first for me (it does all the math and creates templates!).  The links are very precise, traditionally pieced shapes, but I think they are very modern.  I used an asymmetrical setting and played with the background color divide, allowing some links to fall on both sides. The link shape prompted me to think about connections, given that they are not linked together.  Some bridge divides; some float alone. I further divided the two sides of the quilt by using a different free motion design on each one.  In the cream I used a paisley, and on the brown side I used a square meander.
I created full and partial ghost links with the quilting.  I think they are my favorite part of the whole quilt.  I especially like how the single brown link is entwined with the ghost link in the center of the quilt.

I used a few cream and chocolate prints for the back and bound the quilt in baby blue with one piece of a sweet baby blue stripe.
I hope this quilt is at home in its new space and that Lindy loves it!

14 comments:

Svetlana said...

wow, what a fantastic modern quilt. Love it!

Leanne said...

This is a stunning quilt. Your quilting is wonderful, especially the ghost links!

felicity said...

Absolute perfection. I adore the ghost links you quilted, and where you positioned them. Fabulous finish!

April @ Prairie Grass Patterns said...

Love this! What a great quilt--and the little details are awesome.
Xoxo
April

Elle said...

Wow! You just blew me away!

Shammickite said...

I think this quilt is absolutely lovely. I wish you had shown a picture of the whole back. These are beautiful colours!

cinzia said...

very cool design! i love the simplicity of it!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I love the quilting, fabulous work!

Sigrun said...

What a beautiful quilt, and very cleverly done!

CitricSugar said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful!

I just got caught up - offline for two months - and have clearly missed some stuff. The raindrops quilt is gorgeous. Congrats on the paper boat pattern!

amandajean said...

It's such a fantastic quilt!

Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

lindaroo said...

Very cool, modern design! I'm really taken by the links that float, bridge, and bring movement. Well done!

Mina said...

I would be one very happy customer if I had that!

krista said...

Love it! Oh so much.