Wednesday 16 January 2013

From K - Moving walkways quilt top

This past weekend it felt like it snowed without stopping, so naturally when life gives you a winter, you go tobogganing and you sew! Well at least that's what I chose to do, and in doing so, I managed to make some serious progress on my pow wow quilt top... and maybe I got in a bit of tobogganing before the photo shoot :) 
Photo 1 - 2013-01-14
I've used the Pow Wow Quilt Pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew as the guide for this quilt top, but made a few alterations along the way. I decided early on in my planning process that I wanted to off-set the rows, both mimicking a split left to right chevron, while simultaneously creating a sense of movement up and down.
Photo 3 - 2013-01-14
The movement that is created in this simple edit to the pattern really reminds me of the moving sidewalks in large airport terminals. Since the Kona Solid I chose to use is called Water, an airport theme with a sunny destination seems to fit the bill for this quilt perfectly.
Photo 2 - 2013-01-14
I managed to make the binding this weekend, and plan to baste and sew this into a quilt very soon. I'm loving all the progress I'm accomplishing on my WiPs in 2013, and I can't wait to show you a few more projects that have been catching my attention. Happy WiP Wednesday everyone!
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  1. Looks great! It has a great sense of movement, and I love how the black and white fabrics shade from one side of the quilt to the other.

  2. You mentioned a sunny airport, but I see winter here! Not just because of the snow in the picture. You did get lots of movement. I love black and white.

  3. Very appropriate photo shoot. At first I though you were using the ombre solids. Neato

  4. Seriously, this quilt top is AMAZEBALLS!! I love the movement and the colors and prints your chose. I'm new to WIP and having a great time checking out all the other linkys today. Can't wait to see what you have in the pipeline!

    1. Hi ladykscraftroom - As you're a no-reply blogger, I couldn't email you my response, so I figured I would toss it on here. First off, I loooooove that you said "amazeballs"! That is just simply awesome and so fun to read haha. Thanks for commenting on the movement, I am so thrilled that I turned out so well. I am really looking forward to quilting this baby up and showing my final shots next week!

  5. Love this! Don't know if it's the value gradations or the alternating directions (or likely both), but this is without a doubt one of the more effective of these quilts I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm in love with the intensity of the blue. You have inspired me to make a similar quilt.

  7. very pretty and graphic. i love how it has an ombre effect.

  8. Looks wonderful and the snow is the perfect backdrop.

  9. Love the effect you've created with the changing direction and the graduating blacks/whites. Great job :)


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