Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nailed it

July's Color Palette Challenge is based on a Picasso painting:

I'm not the world's biggest fan of blue, but this deep cobalt is appealing. I decided to make a mini-quilt based on the Metropolis Quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's book Modern Patchwork. This is made from nine strips, which only took a few minutes to cut:

"Woven Tic Tac Toe" (19.5 x 19.5), from "Metropolis" pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
Sew, slash, sew,, easy, and a great woven effect! Both of my boys saw this and said, "Wow, I love that pattern!" (but then hedged their enthusiasm with "of course I hate the colors"). They did agree, however, that the colors matched the printed photo of the painting. I did a nice tight square meander, a scrappy binding, and voilĂ ! Done in one evening, and with two full weeks left in July!


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  2. Very pretty. And I agree - you totally nailed it :)

  3. I think you matched the colors spot on!

  4. I like how the pink is woven in differently than the others on that blue blue strip. Now on to August colors. Sandi

  5. Great job! I love the woven technique and your colors are perfect for the Picasso painting.

  6. I love how your challenge quilt turned out. Isn't is amazing what that little bit of pink does for the whole palette?

    1. Thanks -- that pink really does "sell it" for me.