Friday, February 12, 2016

Hello Yellow

When I lived in Missouri, my friends and I would regularly attend the Paducah Quilt show. The Moda vendor would hand out little packets of pure colored Moda marbles. After many years of gathering these little 4.5 inch square gems, it was launch time. 

I combined the marbles with other small printed fabric to make a pile of half square triangles. Placement was the really fun part. I started by making 9 patch groupings by color and then banded them with a small black and white print. From there I segued to this configuration by interrupting the single color nine patches with the black strips and occasionally I included a six patch. I often let an adjacent color play with a nine patch. It was a total joy to work with these colors. I think it's true of most quilts, that adding some layer of complexity causes the viewer to look a lot longer. that is a goal of mine in creating.

Shout out in the comments what you think.


LA Paylor said...

I have always loved the marbles... I want every color, and act like Elaine on Seinfeld before using them..."is this quilt marble-worthy?"

ElaineM said...

I didn't remember that...
TFs the memory.

One Elaine to another

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Stunning - love how well balanced the piece feels, the contrast of warm and cool colors and selecting a curved motif for an all over design on a piece of full right angles.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love your color play here! Really wonderful. The quilting is perfect for this piece, as is the choice of sashing. Awesome!