In February the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild began its first member challenge, and I was excited that it was based on color. Each participant drew two crayons from a bag and combined them with their tints/shades and a single neutral to create a quilted project. I pulled out carnation pink and cornflower blue crayons and this mini is the result. For an added bonus, these colors are pretty much the Pantone colors of the year!
I was intrigued by the idea of embracing the color gradients as a design element for this project, so I decided that the most effective way to achieve this look would be to dye a set of fabrics in each color. Since this was not a particularly difficult dye process, I went with the relatively simple (and mostly mess-free) liquid RIT dye. I had a large piece of white American Brand Cotton, and used it throughout the project.
Recently I have done quite a bit of ruler work with lots of starts and stops in my quilting, so for this project I challenged myself to quilt with no rulers and no design based starts and stops. This was a lot of fun, turned out cute, and went super fast!
Title: Gradient Geese
Size: 24″ x 24″
Techniques: English Paper Piecing
Quilting: Free motion quilting with A-1 Longarm
Fabrics: American Brand Cotton Solid, dyed in gradients with RIT dye
Batting: Warm and White
Thread: White Aurifil
Binding: Dyed blue bias, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back
This project was my One Monthly Goal for April.