Fresh off the heels of the Riley Blake Challenge, the Modern Quilt Guild announced a new fabric challenge sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. As always, free fabric and a new challenge is always welcome!
Around the time that this challenge was announced, I had attended a lecture and workshop given by Jacquie Gering. I was so inspired to adopt a very improvisational attitude when it comes to my quilting projects. I immediately dove in and started slicing the challenge fabric without too much direction in mind.
I created several random sized blocks. Even though I liked each block individually, I wasn't sure where I was going with it. I decided to change my direction.
I came across West Elm's Snow Peaks Carpet and thought that there is something there. I loved the used of vertical lines and negative space. The vertical lines worked great with the random sized strips of fabric I already had cut.
The quilt top is composed of a combination of scrappy, patterned and solid equilateral triangle blocks. Using the triangles as a guideline, the top was straighline quilted in multiple directions. This effect created zig zags, triangles and diamonds. I thought it would be suitable to name the quilt "Changing Directions". The overall dimesions of the quilt are 52"wide x 75"long. The perfect size for curling up on the sofa.
I'm Sheilagh Raynor. I'm just a girl who loves to create. Welcome to my quilting journey...
Worth the Read...