Teetering is my first ever entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! What a fun event for us to see everyone’s favorite work. I’ve very much enjoyed visiting old and new blogger friends this last couple of days and seeing what they had to show.
Speaking of which, here is “Teetering”, my entry into the Modern Quilt Category. I made this quilt as my exercise for February’s Mighty Lucky Quilting Club challenge from Season Evans.
At the time that I made it, I was a busy, busy girl. Besides the normal ‘three kids, volunteer work, starting a business’ stress, I was also teaching my son to drive and picking him up from school every day to take him to drivers ed. I didn’t realize going in how much stress that would cause, and I poured all my icky, frustrated feelings into this mini quilt.
Everything about this quilt was intentionally just a bit ‘off’. I wanted the blocks of grey and black to appear impossibly balanced, floating in air, and as if they were starting to drop.
I quilted the crap out of this thing, and ended up loving the result. I was disappointed at first that the quilting pushed the top around in such a way as the warp the design a bit, but in hindsight, I love how that adds to the whole ‘off kilter’ effect.
When I first finished this, I said that I needed to put it away for a bit in order to be able to appreciate it for what it was. Here we are 7 months later, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m thinking this is a design style that I need to explore a bit more!
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Oh boy, learning to drive is so stressful for everyone. I’m so glad to hear that after the space of only 7 months you are loving this amazing mini quilt. Fantastic entry for the festival, hooray for your first entry, too, and I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
I really like this mini – especially the part where the unintentional warping from the quilting made the piece.
Lovely mini quilt. I especially like your colour choices and the quilting works great.
Love the texture!
If you hadn’t mentioned that the quilting pushed the design off kilter I would have thought it was intentional! I love it and it looks perfect to me, with the balance of shapes and colours set of by your quilting.
This is a gorgeous little quilt!! I love everything about it.