Friday, March 14, 2014

Q1 - Pantone quilt challenge


The wait is over and here is my Pantone quilt challenge project - minis category. It is also part of my Q1 FAL list which you can check here.

Finish Along 2014


It all started with few strips. I seen a bag with flap made out by meshwork technique. I just couldn't resist and I had to try it out. I love tumbling blocks for some reason.


My trial looked good so I had to figure out what to do with it next. How about a bigger tumbling block?!


So I made a cardboard template and stitched the cube together using EPP technique. The top part is much thicker than the sides but it adds texture and a bit of 3D effect.


At first I wanted to do sashiko tumbling block background but once I pulled the white dots out I quickly changed my mind. It adds even more interest at least for my eyes :-)


So I turned the whole thing into mini for my sewing corner as I just want to keep looking at that thing. The size is based on my board which is already there. Those two stripes on the binding are pieced in different direction on purpose. Little details are what I like.


I didn't want the quilting to be visible on front. There are straight lines within the white dots and you can see it better on back side. The fabric I used for back is print. When I talk with my friends about the things I like they told me couple of time "it's Vasarely". I couldn't even remember the name at first but I looked that up and yes you should really check his work out! So the undertone of my piece is Vasarely :-)
It measures 14x16".
2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge

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34 comments:

  1. It's amazing! Very effective use of colour. I love the strong purple on the black and white background. Is the top of the block the woven section from the third photo? It's a bit hard to see if it's 3D from the photo.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. Yes the woven (meshwork) piece is the one on top :-)

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  2. this is awesome Vera. I love the 3D effect :-)

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  3. Wow Vera, This is really cool!! Now you can make me one. ;)
    Janeen
    janeenvn@gmail.com

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  4. What Lorna said! LOVE this :) Good luck on the challenge! I don't think you will need luck though!

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  5. This is amazing! It looks really 3D. Good luck in the challenge :)

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  6. Vera, I have two words for your quilt: absolutely brilliant! You never stop amazing me!

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  7. Ooooh I love the woven blocks on the big block! How cool, what a great idea.

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  8. The weaving looks so cool! Great job!

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  9. Great quilt!! Love the weaving... I should try it some time because I love the look of tumbling blocks but I don't like the way they are usually pieced together!! :) Thanks for sharing your great work!!

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  10. Absolutely incredible Vera! Love it so much on the white dots, such a striking effect!
    And i love how you added the bits of purple into the binding. Gorgeous finish!

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  11. This is an extraordinary 3-D effect! Where did you get the fabric for the back. I like that a lot, too.

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  12. OMG it's fabulous - NAILED IT is absolutely spot on - WOW!! The whole design and all of the elements together are just beautiful, but that weaving is the star! If that challenge is giving away prizes, you better win one!

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  13. wow it's fabulous Vera! Love the woven strips, just amazing. Good luck with the competition!

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  14. It looks great, Vera, innovative use of materials by making the mesh bit. And I love the accent colour in the binding.

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  15. Wow! LOVE that weaving technique, Vera. Very cool!

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  16. I can't believe the top of the cube is mesh-work. It looks amazing!!

    -Soma

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  17. Stunning - and very clever.

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  18. I love your quilt and thank you for the link to the artist's website too.

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  19. I love it, and you're right - it makes you want to keep on looking at it!

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  20. What a cool concept for a quilt, that woven panel is the best thing ever!

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  21. Incredible technique. It's a stunning effect. You certainly have an eye and skill for intricate design. You're teaching me so much, just by sharing. Thank you!!

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  22. Beautiful,the woven design! You did nail it!

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  23. That's pretty cool! Very neat technique with the woven strips. The background is like an optical illusion all on it's own. :)

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  24. That is amazing! I am so impressed with the overall effect and, specifically, the weaving technique. Wow.

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  25. Such a fun, interesting piece!!!

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  26. I thought I commented on this already, but I guess not! That woven technique is SO awesome, Vera! I love that you effectively made your own fabric for the top side of your cube. Great choice using those dots for the background as well. This is a stunner!

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  27. What a fascinating technique! Such a lovely finished project too!

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  28. Hi Vera, loved your tumbling blocks! They are really fascinating!!! I started mine so the straight strips are done, the first diagonals (1 up 2 under) are done but I'm having trouble with the second diagonal. It is just not working. Could you help me by teaching me how to do it, please? Thank you so much!!!

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