Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Run - Mystic Movement

Mystic Movement 18.5"W x 15.5"H $400

This is the quilt I just finished. I started it some time ago and was frustrated with the problems it was creating.
I started by just piecing some strata in color combinations I liked. Next step was to create the units composed of 2 half square triangles (or rectangles).
I ended up with more than one size and that's when I put it on the shelf to age for a "few years".
I recently put it on the design wall and saw how I could make it work. I originally designed it in portrait orientation. I photographed it before I sewed the units together and realized it worked so much better in landscape orientation.
I added some strips of the colored strata to make everything fit and I knew it worked.
The quilting is simple zig zag lines and I really enjoyed doing the quilting. I love machine quilting - something I never thought I would say!
I finished it with facings to match the back of the quilt and a casing. It is ready to hang on the wall.

It's also ready to be tonight's puzzle.
Click to Mix and Solve

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's great!

Sherryl said...

I really like this one Kay. I am glad you let it marinate. It is really rich.

Sherryl

SCquiltaddict said...

Very nice...modern! very different but interesting color choices

Elaine Adair said...

This is MY FAVORITE kind of quilt. I've been guilty of the same -- making something terrific and then not quite knowing what to do with it! This is going to be a stunner!!

Deb said...

I absolutely love this piece!!! Your use of light and dark values really inspires me! In fact I was dying fabric this morning trying to get some lighter and darker values...we'll have to see what happens from there.. but I love your color choices!

Dolores said...

I like your uneven block sizes. How big is it overall?

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I haven't even measured it yet but somewhere around 18 x 24.

imquilternity said...

I love the colors you used! It's wonderful.