Friday, September 6, 2013

Negative Space Swap

This was from a fun little swap between SBAMQG members. The goal was to make a small swap item featuring negative space. We wrote down hints of inspiration on scraps of paper to get our partners started. Some wrote down colors they liked and some wrote down items they would like to receive (pot holders, mug rugs, mini quilt). Then we blindly chose our partners names out of a hat. Or was it a bag? Anyway...

I picked Sharon's name and she wrote down blue, green and melon. I really liked the addition of the dark grey and chalky white. Without knowing what I wanted to make, I pulled out this stack of solids.

Once they were on my worktable, I got my inspiration and I knew I wanted to make a mini with floating triangles. They are all cut identically, but isn't it interesting how some of the colors seem larger than the others?

I quilted dense lines all over it to give it lots of texture. The thread I used is a medium grey which I chose to both compliment the background and not overwhelm the lighter shades of the triangles.

The binding fabric is so awesome! It's from Moda and it has ruler markings all over it. I knew a fellow quilter would love it. It's printed on canvas, so it wasn't the easiest to hand stitch on, but for a mini quilt it wasn't too bad.


  1. Just gorgeous! I've loved that stack and your inspiration photo since you posted it, and the finished mini is spectacular! Love the quilting :)

  2. I love it even more because it's at MY house. Going to be on a wall soon. Thank you so much for your inspiration. It's perfect!!!!! Hugs

  3. Love it. I do think it is interesting how the different colored triangles appear smaller or larger than the others.

  4. I would LOVE this in my sewing room. Really great design from your inspiration.

  5. I love everything about this mini. Your quilting and binding choices are perfect! What a great idea for a guild swap.

  6. love it! great color and great quilting too.

  7. I love how all the elements of this quilt work together! It's such a great mini. I had a scrap of that fabric from an friend and it's quite lovely. I didn't know it came in AQUA.....



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