Row by Row quilts. If I'm being honest, they've never been my favorite. I am a symmetrical girl. I love all things symmetry. Sometimes I go outside this box, but honestly, not often. So understandably Row by Row quilts have never appealed to me.
In thinking outside the box, I started thinking about traditional Navajo blankets. I even drafted a lovely quilt on this idea on graph paper as I could not quite get Electric Quilt 8 to play nicely with me the way I wanted it to. However, when I started thinking about my fabrics they just didn't jive with a Navajo blanket.
So I went back to the drawing board with the goal of making my Row by Row more modern. I also decided that the top and bottom would be the same....symmetrical.
I drew out this quilt on graph paper and fell in love with it. I also decided to do a gradation from warm in the center to cool on the outside edges. With 16 different fabrics it was quite a trick to keep it all straight and to cut the right pieces from the right fabric!
I also designed this quilt to be made with my AccuQuilt GO! 8 inch Qube. It always makes things easier and accurate to cut my pieces with my GO! Big cutter. This quilt was no exception. Despite being 72 inches wide, I had no trouble aligning the rows to each other and no trouble with certain rows being larger or smaller than others. It always amazes me, but it happens every time!
I've decided this quilt is called Modern Glow. It seems to fit.
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Wow, it's a beauty. Any tips for sewing with black background?ReplyDelete
Suzy, I am not a fan of row quilts either, but yours is gorgeous! It doesn't look like a row quilt. The fabrics are so beautiful next to the black. And your quilting is just amazing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh that is a beauty! those colors shine thruReplyDelete
Wow! The black fabric really makes those colors shine. Just beautiful.ReplyDelete
my sister is like you. your quilt is gorgeous. thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyDelete
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Very different layout, love it, great placement of your colors!ReplyDelete
Those colors with the black look awesome!ReplyDelete
your quilt is stunningReplyDelete
That's gorgeous, Suzy! I love the black border and the Navajo designs. It makes me think of some seminole pieces I did a long time ago.ReplyDelete
Wow! The black background really makes the colors glow! Great quilt!ReplyDelete
I would never have thought of that as a row quilt but of course it is!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt. I love the color play, the design, and the quilting.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the bright colors! :)ReplyDelete
Your quilt is breathtaking! Wonderful job!ReplyDelete