SF quilt

finished quilt top pinned on design wall

finished quilt top pinned on design wall

I designed this quilt with a “planets” feel in mind. After a lot of searching through bins of fabric and much layout work, we were happy with the first (of 3) strip set and did layouts. As Barbara pieced a block at a time, I pinned paper shapes onto the strip set where I wanted them, then the shapes were cut out. When all 20 blocks were completed, we did more design wall work for the final placements, which you’ll notice differs from the initial sketch. Then Barbara put it all together. My tentative name for this one is “Planet Flight”.

Here are several pictures so you can see how this was put together. Be sure to click the photos to see larger.

The idea for this came from a book titled Strips and Curves by Louisa Smith.

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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13 Responses to SF quilt

  1. macavityabc says:

    Very cool!

  2. Redhead says:

    that is beautiful!!

  3. Richard says:

    Thanks, Bill and Redhead. This is a new technique for us and we had a blast doing it. We’ll do another one as soon as we clear the project list.

  4. I’m sending a link to my sister. She’s a quilt maker and designer herself.

  5. Richard says:

    That’s great, Randy. Tell her the idea came from a book titled Strips and Curves.

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Really, really nice. Tell Barbara she did great.

  7. Richard says:

    Jeff, thanks. She surely did, and I’ll pass along your comment.

  8. cgramlich says:

    that’s very cool. Love the pattern and colors.

  9. Impressive! Patrick is a quilter, but I doubt if he’s tackled anything like this.

  10. Richard says:

    Charles, that’s the neat part: design and color.

    George, send him a link.

  11. Patti Abbott says:

    I sent this on to my friend, a quilter, and she was very impressed and ordered the book. You two need to enter some quilt shows. The winning entry into ART PRIZE in Grand Rapids this year was a quilt. It won $200,000. Yes, “two-hundred thousand dollars”. You can probably see it if you google art prize 2012.

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