Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fractions

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you've read about my friend Angela Walters several times. She is quite the superwoman: amazing machine quilter, author, teacher, and now fabric designer!  Her first line with Art Gallery is called Textures.  The line has some great basics, like this crosshatch.  It also includes a very cool panel called the Right Angles Panel.
Angela gave me the challenge to make something with just the panel and one other fabric from Art Gallery.  I knew immediately what I wanted to make.  The panel is perfect for a particular technique I have been wanting to try by Yoshiko Jinzenji from her book Quilting Line and Color.  Doesn't Angela look like she approves of my choice?  That's her ad for Handi Quilter in a quilting magazine I picked up this weekend.
This mini quilt looks complex, but it is actually just a 16 patch with one piece added to an asymmetrical border.  By fussy cutting the panel, using Jinzenji's technique, I was able to play with the way the negative space flows into and around the blocks.
I quilted the mini with straight lines about 1/4 inch apart.  I bound it in the same Art Gallery solid as the background to keep the focus on the pops of color in center.
This was such a fun challenge.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what other quilters create with the panel.  Check out Angela's blog to see the results.

16 comments:

Svetlana said...

wow!!!absolutely stunning! I so love how you transformed this panel. Awesome!!!

Marit said...

Love it!!!

tusen said...

I love the effect. And the random piece at the top of the quilt is a great touch.

Leanne said...

This is stunning, I love it! It is a great way to totally change up the fabric panel, yet use it to make a wonderful quilt.

Jess said...

This is brilliant!

karen said...

This is awesome!!

krista said...

very cool. i didn't know you were buds with angela walters, youre a rockstar!

Melanie said...

Love this!

Heather D. said...

SUPER cool!

CitricSugar said...

Very cool! I love the suspended piece in the corner…. Your vision for this is amazing.

I am looking at doing some ¼" quilting on a relatively large piece. Am I crazy? Or is it doable provided I keep x, y and z in mind?

Molly said...

this really is so pretty and creative, I love it- what an artistic use of the panel!

Debbie said...

Me too! I like this ALOT!

Kelly Smith said...

This is amazing! Great use of the panel piece!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

This is stunning! You always have such vision. I love how it came together and I think I have another book on my wish list.

Patricia Lessell said...

Just stunning and I think I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin

Ramona said...

I've been thinking of a queen size quilt for my daughter and I may have to do this one for her. I have a panel of Textures left that will be perfect. I also have Jesenki's book. Don't you just love it.
A fellow Angela Fan,
Ramona