Friday, January 23, 2015

Paper and Plums quilt

This beauty is an improv spin on a very traditional one patch quilt.  If you look closely you will notice that each triangle is made up of strips.  Strip piecing is a favorite technique of mine, and this quilt from Improvising Tradition shows just how versatile strip sets can be.  The pattern shows you how to cut the triangles based on strips sets sewn from either yardage or those pieced carefully from scraps.  Vary the direction of the triangles and maintain a strong contrast between your two colorways, and you will create a subtle yet interesting design.
photo by Joe Hancock
 
I quilted the purple triangles with a swirl design and the white triangles in a leaf design to emphasize the contrast between the triangles.
If you are in the area, you can see the quilt in person at Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence Kansas, along with three other quilts from the book. It looks so happy there.

7 comments:

Michelle C. said...

Honestly, that quilt would look happier in my house ; )

Willit Neverend said...

Love it!

Judy said...

It would look really great in my house too ;-)

Michele T said...

Beautiful quilt!! I love those colours and it has given me an idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia said...

Love this! :)

Alycia said...

That is beautiful. I like the 3D effect of the way the strips are turned

Cheryl said...

Wow, this quilt is simply stunning!