Black, grey, cream, white and lots of browns. They languished while the bright rainbow color strips got gobbled up into pillows, wall hangings & other fun things. Until one day while reading Stitched in Color I came across a quilt she'd used for inspiration and it sparked my inspiration and out tumbled this little quilt in strips of neutral colors.
The design process for me goes about the same each time. Use what I have to create something unique. This quilt sort of designed itself. The strips that fit together were sewn together. The colors that went together got placed next to each other. Gradients were formed, spots of white were placed and pops of color stand out.
The quilting came easily after taking Elizabeth Hartman's quilting class. Wavy lines parallel to the strips that feel like the lines of bark on a tree. This quilt mimics nature and even this photo I took of pill bugs with the nephews.
This little quilt will be going in the shop by the end of the day! And now I'm off to entertain the 3 little boys in my life with park, library and pet store! Have a wonderful day!
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