Friday, May 27, 2022

Illusions - A Finish


I've often admired quilters who create a series of works around a theme and I wanted to give it a try.   The idea is to use regular quilt blocks - in this case the HRT (half-rectangle triangle) - to give an illusion of curves.*  (My Harmony quilt design is another example.)

My quilt Illusions is roughly 28" square.  I used Painters Palette fabric in wasabi and black.  (Wasabi is hard to photograph to get true color.  The indoor photo shown below is closer to the real shade.)

The quilting was done with a walking foot and some ruler work with my FMQ ruler foot to get the denser quilting I wanted inside the HRTs with some variety on the width between the lines.  The black HRTs are not quilted.


I took a deep breath before cutting off a corner to emphasize the curve.  My original plan was a binding with a mitered corner bringing the two colors together.  I struggled to get it to look as I wanted so faced binding it is!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is so very cool!!!

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  2. That is so cool, Patty! Love it ... and the colors!

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  3. It's fabulous! I love it - so much movement!

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  4. This is fantastic! Nice work!

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  5. Your edge finish really complements the quilt. It draws your eye through the small quilt. Good for you for following your intuition and going with it!

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  6. WOWEE!!! Patty, this is just stunning. What a fabulous job you've done. I would have been nervous cutting off that corner, too. Happy Friday! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Having a joint in a corner of a binding is something I haven't tried before but think would be a challenge to do (I might ponder on that for a bit...). Facing is a great choice and I'm glad you were brave and rounded the lower right hand corner. Fantastic!

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  8. Oh, that's fantastic! Well done and very creative.

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  9. So cool! You made the right decision rounding off the corner. It's perfect.

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