I've shown this quilt on my blog before, so apologies to my regular readers.
Ochre : : Strata is my entry this time around, and it is in the Original Design category.
|Ocher : : Strata|
31 x 32.5 inches approx.
This quilt came about because I had some Cherrywood Fabric scraps leftover. When I was going to Pacific International Quilt Festival a few years ago, every year I had to visit their booth and I bought some of their scrap bags. These colors are not my favorites but, come on, they're Cherrywoods! I couldn't let them languish. These fabrics are so fabulous that they are a joy to work with. I have no affiliation with Cherrywood Fabrics, I just love their products!
Anyway, the scraps were all about 5 x 7 inches, so I didn't have a lot to work with. I just cut strips and started sewing them together in stripes (strata). I made a bunch of strata, and then lost my mojo. So these got put away for awhile until one day I saw on a pin on Pinterest (that now I can't find again) and got inspired to pull these out and do something similar.
|the diagonal stripes on the right hand side are the painted fabrics|
I had fun just improvisationally sewing everything together.
Nothing went together perfectly and I had to do a little tweaking to get it to work. When I was all done, the quilt ended up being pretty wonky and doesn't hang perfectly straight. But it's supposed to be "artsy", and I love it anyway.
The details in the border came about because I ran out of the brown fabrics I was using and couldn't find another brown that was even close to that shade. So, I had to make it "stretch" and I think it came out even better because of that.
Shari Bahr quilted this for me on the long-arm. I think it was the first time she'd done the straight-line quilting, and she did a great job.
Be sure to check out all the other entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy all the quilt-y eye candy to be seen there!