Friday, April 28, 2006

Woven Nets

I've been playing on my EQ again. These fabrics are from the 'Dried Flowers' palette. A not too feminine but muted look that would go well in my sister in law's guest bedroom, where she needs a double sized quilt. She prefers dusty mauve, light lavender, beige, and country blues.

The SIL's the type of decorator who can go out and gather two handfuls of weeds by the side of the road, throw them in a chunky, chipped pitcher from the flea market, and suddenly she's got an elegant arrangement. :)

Here's a version with brights on black. Doesn't this look like a portion of those woven net bags you take to the beach stuffed with your towel, a paperback, and sunscreen?

My problem is, I'm beginning to think this would be a real booger to sew. You look at the individual pieces and think, "okay, a bunch of those indian hatchet type squares with an upper and lower triangle a different color.... that's easy." And then you look at the horizontal and vertical strips that connect them, and it still looks easy. BUT - there's not a straight side-to-side or diagonal or top-to-bottom seam anywhere. Would I get stuck in a morass of partial seams? Or heaven forbid, a quilt with set in seams?

8 comments:

Judy said...

There is a quilt similar to this style. I've seen it on Alex Anderson's show and I think it's in one of my books. It's called round the twist. It has the inter locking twist thing happening but the blocks do end up in rows...not staggered like yours are. I'll find it and send over a copy of the quilt pattern.

Maureen said...

The pattern reminds me of one I deemed for 'ron (later on) years ago: it was an Amish ribbon or similar name.
I must admit it's the black with brights that catches my fancy.

Tonya R said...

Would be really easy to make if you just add a whole lot of seams. Course you couldn't use a big chunk of fabric that way for the background... Definitely partial to the black and rainbow version.

joyce said...

I love black and bright colors on quilts. Maybe because that is the colors of my first big one. I think the black makes the other colors sing.
Are you going to make one of them?
Joyce

Ali Honey said...

Hi ForestJane, love the brights on black. It could be done in strips maybe. Re your comment to me about persimmons _ I know the old variety you mean so astringent! yuk! The modern varieties have had that bred out of them and are yummy!They may be eaten firm like an apple or left till a bag of jelly. Glad to find your blog....I'll add you to my links. Cheers from New Zealand.Alison.

Finn said...

really interesting designs..and they do look like you'd have a time with how it fits together..I know I would.

Over at pieces you asked what the top I posted today would be? It's a top that is being donated to the Wrap Them in Love group for kids. It's 42" X 60". Great way to use up scraps.

The Calico Cat said...

I think what you are trying to do is a bit like "Garden Twist." (you'd have to "play" with fabric placement but here is the for purchase pattern http://www.fabricaffair.com/shopping/patterns/Gardtwst.htm - I know it is free somewhere online... I'll keep looking. here it is for free: http://www.geocities.com/quiltfrenzy/twistedfrenzyindex.html)

Hanne said...

Very good looking quilt pattern - and quite mind boggling construction wise. Please tell if you sew this some day :-)

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