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 and were stitched with coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread.
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.)