This week's Project Quilting challenge was "A Goose in the Monkey Wrench" where we were challenged to include at least one Monkey Wrench block and one Flying Geese unit in our quilted/finished project--and oh yeah, we had a total of 7 days start to finish!
I drafted up some block variations in EQ7 that featured 5 Monkey Wrenches and 56 Flying Geese units. For color palette, I started with a bundle of hand dyed teal fabrics that I tested in EQ7. And while I liked it, I decided it was too icy for this time of the year. So then I went to my bundle of Cherrywood fabrics and tried to incorporate some warmer colors. In the next version, I found the warm colored monkey wrenches to be too overpowering and the dimensional illusion of the flying geese blocks was lost. Back to the drawing board and I simply inverted the colors and came up with this exciting design.
Here are some more detail shots of the quilted loop de loops.
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|Auditioning Color Palettes.|
|EQ Color Mock Up to Basted Top Featuring All Cherrywood Fabrics|
When it came to quilting, I kept it fairly simple by free motioning loops along each of the grey triangle and blue triangles, and simply outlining the colored triangles to help them to really pop.
|Sunrise & Sunset, Finishes 21"x21"|
|Loop de Loops on the Front and Back|
|Original Blocks Designed in EQ7 Translated Into Cherrywood Fabric...Yum!|
This week concludes the Project Quilting challenge series 7 and leaves me feeling bittersweet. I am excited that I managed to not only complete all 6 challenges within the allotted 1 week span, but I also managed to create some really dynamic designs inspired by each week's challenge. And then again, I am a bit relieved to be done, as the 1 week time frame can be a bit intense. Many thanks to Kim Lapecek of Persimon Dreams for hosting this fun challenge series. Here are all 6 of my quilted projects made as part of this series...enjoy!
|Project Quilting 7 Series|