Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Moroccan Inspired Interleave

Adding Variety to My Strip Sets
Now that most of my quilt challenge deadlines are met, I am excited to use this downtime in revisiting some of my favorite techniques and designs.

For my first round of experimentation, I chose to revisit Intriguing Interleaves. and add more variety to my starting strip sets.  I began by utilizing more strips within each strip set, while also introducing different widths.  In an effort to introduce a more modern element, I chose to work in all Kona solids, including two different neutrals (light grey and charcoal).  Here you can see the combination of colors, widths and ordering, which I thought were very exciting.

But how would they translate once they were sliced up and reassembled?!?  Time would tell as my Interleave quilt grew one inch at a time...

As the curves and transparency started to emerge, I grew more excited and encouraged!  These simple adaptations resulted in even more interest and movement!!

I just can't decide which orientation I like better?  Horizontal or Vertical?!?  
Moroccan Inspired Interleave, Finished Size 17" x 18"

4 comments:

  1. Great color combination. Please tell me when you teach this technique next locally. I don't know that I want to wait until Oct '17 :-) if that is what we will choose for our guild (well, I guess I can try to influence the decision). Love this technique and our color choices. Directions: tough - both look great, on first view: vertical, but then the horizontal makes me look longer.

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    1. Thanks KB!! I will be sure to let you know the next time I teach my Intriguing Interleaves workshop, as I was contracted to teach Magnificent Mandala workshop for your guild in 2017. I am hoping to add a teaching calendar to my website in the next few days...so you will see where and when I will be teaching/lecturing!!

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  2. I absolutely love the color combo! I love both directions! I do think if I HAD to pick one it would be the second one. Can't wait to see your teaching schedule and present you to my guild!

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I've had several exciting additions to my teaching schedule, but I would love to visit with you and your fellow guild mates!

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