Simply Solids. The rules were simple, too - only solids allowed!
My month was June I stretched my brain for a while and was struck by the idea of a waterfall. To give it some visual oomph, I also decided flowers should be headed over the falls as well.
I sent my bee mates two different blues, two orange squares, and a strip of stone, asking them to make an abstract improv block - free-style, 12.5"x16.5". And did they deliver!!
I added an irregular sashing, and some borders - the layout of the quilt actually looks like this if you get close to it.
I wanted the water look to be unbroken so I made the binding shift in tone as it went around.
Then I quilted it in wavy, watery lines, broken a little in places by imaginary rocks behind the 'water.' It's a little hard to believe just by looking at it but there are actually eleven different Kona solids and three different threads. There is also the handiwork of eleven different people, other than myself, and I can't thank them enough for the beautiful blocks they made.
The back was built around one block I received that I absolutely loved (it's based on Fibonacci - how clever is that?) but it kept popping out when I tried in the front layout. I did my best to emulate the design and make it macro on the back.
You can read more about this quilt and how it came to be in this post here. And if you are in Saskatoon this weekend, you can see it in person at SaskatoonQuilts!2013 out at Prairieland. :-)
Quilt: Flowers Over Falls
Size: approx. 66" x 80"
Finished: August 2013
Category: Group/Bee Quilts
Contributors: Myself and the other awesome quilters of Aeneous Group - Simply Solids Modern Bee, plus one super lovely friend from UK
Thank you to Amy Ellis for hosting, all the sponsors who are so generous with their support, and all the other quilters are participating (and you for stopping by!)
Past Festival Entries:
Spring 2013 - Random Containment
Fall 2012 - Homespun
Spring 2012 - Myself as a Teacher