June 4, 2017

Rectangles and squares

 A couple of years ago, I was sitting in a local church, waiting for a concert to begin, noticed a pleasing pattern in the wood panelling on a side wall of the church, and made a sketch.

I turned the sketch into a quilt pattern based on rectangles and squares, and posted it as one of a dozen or so pattern options for some friends, for whom I was making a housewarming quilt.  They chose this one.

I added a couple of extra columns, to make it wide enough for the couch they planned to put it on.  They chose colors to complement their living room colors.  And they helped decide on placement of lights and darks.  The fabric is my hand-dyed. Voilà!

For the back, I did a scrunch low-water-immersion dyeing of the rust color.

1 comment:

  1. I love the finished product and the story. This winter I went to a conference ad sketched the pattern on the carpet, shower cutain and some wall paper. I love graphics too!! Great job Penny