The Tampa chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild had a negative space challenge and yesterday was the big reveal. I entered this quilt as part of that challenge. The rules were simple, make a quilt top using negative space. This quilt went through many changes through the design process but in the end I am very happy with the results. I definitely had to step outside my comfort zone for this one, but isn't that the best thing about a challenge, pushing yourself to try new things.
Here are some of the other quilts that were part of the challenge. Truly, I am inspired by them all.
Georgia chopped up a quilt she wasn't happy with to create her entry.
Katie's quilt was inspired by a Corgi legend and she was the winner of our little challenge. You can read more about her quilt here.
Ellen's quilt was inspired by lanterns from the movie Tangled. I can't wait to see what she does with the quilting.
In the mist of packing for a move Elizabeth managed to put together this quilt. Don't you just love the pixilated aqua background? You can read more about her quilt here.
Before this design even took shape I knew I wanted to use this line of ombré solids by V and Company. I liked the idea of having many shades within the same color palettes.
Again, here are some pictures documenting the process. This quilt also contained a few firsts for me... strip piecing on the 45, which I have done before, but not using this technique. Also, I tried out a new type of thread and a new pair of quilting gloves. You can read more about what I thought about them here.
This quilt measures about 36” by 58” pieced together in chevron strips. For the fabric I used the Simply Color collection by V and Co for Moda and kona white. The was binding was pieced using the remaining fabric and the back was a single piece of kona white. The quilting is a straight line that follows the flow of the quilt, using Superior Thread's Rainbows color #837 called Spring Fling.
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