During my research phase, I was drawn to two different artists: Anton Stankowski and Josef Albers. Unable to decide which route to go, I opted to combine them! I used Josef Alber's Homage t the Square for the block design and Anton Stankowski's Viessmann Calendar for the overall layout using increasingly larger blocks for each round.
|Anton Stankowski Viessmann Calendar and Josef Albers Homage to the Square|
|ROYGBIV Purple, Cherrywood Gradient bundle and pop of lime|
Starting with 20" top, meant the smaller units would be super tiny: 1.25" to be precise. So I simplified the block to a 3/4 log cabin with 3 levels of color: lime, red-violet and the purple from the ROYGBIV bundle. I started with the 10" blocks which were simply pieced. But then I drafted up paper foundations for the 5", 2.5" and 1.25" blocks.
|Drafting the layout/blocks, paper piecing and construction progression from big to small|
|Free motion scrapped for dense 1/8" matchstick quilting|
As to quilting it, I tried sketching some free motion motifs, but in the end, celebrated the clean lines of the design with some dense 1/8" matchstick quilting.
After auditioning a few solid and gradient threads, I selected this Aurifil 50 weight thread that gradated from white to olive, which added lovely highlights without being too distracting to the overall design.
I also did a faced edge to preserve the modern aesthetic of the design (and minimize losing any more of the tiny 3/4 log cabin blocks in the top right corner)
Can't wait to see what next month's inspiration block will be!
|Log2 Cabin 20"x20"|