Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Unconventional 'Uneven Thirds' Improv Modern Quilt; Medallion Style, Binding, 'Origami' Quilt Magic

I started 'Uneven Thirds' with these center blocks, my design and colors.

Here the first border is sewn on, second borders, half square triangles, in process.

Binding is sewn to front and pinned to back, 22" x 24".

Back of 'Uneven Thirds', Kona cotton solids and a print.
Hand stitching the binding down with a Kona cotton solid red.
I started sewing the Cathedral Window rows together and I like the 3-D effect here.

Center points are tacked down, 3 rows of four squares or 4 rows of three!

A print square, is laid down and the solid sides are folded over and pinned, ready to be hand stitched down.

Hello from Rancho Palos Verdes!

Where we have clouds, wind and rain off and on.
The Pacific Ocean is stormy and grey.

This week I'm slowly getting back into gear. It was a good change to slow down and relax.

I got the binding for my "Uneven Thirds' small quilt sewed onto the front and I'm working on hand sewing the back down. I like the red binding, a thin line of red to bring the whole statement to a finish.
Sometimes I think about doing a fold over finish, it's kind of 'artsy', but I like that thin line of color to  
frame my quilt and define it.

I think 'Uneven Thirds' is very 'unconventional and unexpected' as in Sujata Shah's challenge to make an unconventional quilt in the style of the quilts found in Unconventional and Unexpected; American Quilts below the Radar, curated and authored by Roderick Kiracofe.

Then I made progress on my 'origami' Cathedral Window project. It does remind me of origami but with cloth. I enjoy the 3-D look of the squares and points and I'm in no hurry to finish because I like looking at it unfinished.

That's what's happening at the ranch where it's winter on the coast.
And I'm remembering to be thankful.  
I'll be by to visit.


Pamela said...

Those borders really make a difference! So colorful! I agree - the cathedral windows are like origami with cloth. Aren't they fun?

Ann said...

You always have so much interesting progress. Lovely colors. Great border.

PaulaB quilts said...

Welcome to the Endeavourers, Janie. I’m a night owl and dropping in to say Hi. I scrolled through about six months of your blog, mainly because I miss living in Washington. The pictures of the blackberries and the cyclamen growing wild just made me hungry for the lovely climate. Your City Sidewalks quilt is great. Is it your own improv design? I’m working on my challenge now, slow progress. See ya, Paula.

Kaja said...

I agree with you: there is something very pleasing to my eye about the thin line of a binding and this red one works really well with the clear bright colours in the quilt.

White Rose said...

Hi Janie wow love your beautiful work the cathedral windows looks awesome,well done my friend on your stunning work xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

As always, I am impressed by your use of colour. And the cathedral windows intrigue me as well - not that I'm about to attempt them myself I don't suppose. The closest I've come is the pillow I just did and it wasn't a 'true' cathedral. It was inspired by your work though!

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Julie said...

I love the colours you have used in your uneven thirds quilt. Cross hatch quilting always looks fab.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Your uneven thirds quilt looks great and I love cathedral windows :)