Project QUILTING 8.3: Tuned in to Texture

This week our challenge was to create a project inspired by a pattern or texture found "in the wild." True to form, it took me a few days before I started paying attention for inspiration. After snapping a few pictures while I was out, I became fixated on my son's plastic faceted gems. I chose to focus on this one.

I loved the geometry of it, and the dart shape you can see in the reflection above.

My initial sketch included the edges around the perimeter, but I edited those out in favor of a more simple design. My finished quilt is 24" x 24".

Here are a few close up shots of the quilting. My pink quilting motifs came from Angela Walters' Shape by Shape books.

 

I'm linking up to Project Quilting 8.3.

Project QUILTING online voting will begin Sunday 2/5 around 11am PST.  There are over 75 projects linked up so far. (Mine is #78.)

18 thoughts on “Project QUILTING 8.3: Tuned in to Texture

    1. sarah

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      Thank you! I did my best with middle of the night photography since I knew I wouldn't have time this morning to take daylight photos. ;-) Thanks for visiting!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Yvonne. I think it is likely that I'll revisit this design. I have some ideas for variations and I'd love to make it in solids. I kept considering white for my background and just didn't want to do that. I'm so pleased with the grey Tula print. :-)

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  1. Mel

    I am in awe that you managed to start and finish the construction in less than 1 day! Wonderful dimension to your quilt design/fabric choices and love the quilted textures!! And now we get to breathe for 1 week until round 4 starts back up!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Mel! It was a very long day. If only I wasn't so exhausted today as a result of my one day quilt. ;-) I'm not sure I get to breathe. I keep thinking, "what else do I need to work on before the next challenge starts?" I think the short list is two swap minis and my UFO challenge (which is at least a small one). Plus quilting my January UFO challenge.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Bernie! I'm so glad I went with the funky background fabric. I considered a solid white, but decided against it.

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  2. Mary

    Sarah, such an amazing job in a very short timeline! It is so fun to see the arc from inspiration to finished project. Even though FMQ is not something I am choosing to spend my time on these days, I think it is likely I will want to develop that skill in the future, so I'm saving your posts as good FMQ references.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Trish! I really had fun. And he has two other gems that I'm eying. This may be the beginning of a series. ;-)

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  3. Robin Rosenberg

    Love it! (Especially the quilting.) The shape was very reminiscent of a pattern that I want to try someday (assuming that my skill set ever improves enough for me to do so). Take a look at the Night Sky quilt that I have on my "My Style" Pinterest Board. I love that sort of stuff.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kim! I'm ruminating on how I can play with different shapes or a bigger design based on this one. :-)

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