I've been working hard and last week finished the second top for my Quilt National entry. Putting off quilting, I've started on the third top.
In many ways this is a walk down memory lane. Three years ago I made a huge quilt entirely of striped fabrics, which is still touring Europe as part of the Color Improvisations exhibit curated by Nancy Crow.
I loved the quilt and decided I wanted to do that same approach again. Unfortunately, the quilt trend gods were not smiling on stripes, nor have they changed their minds since. Buying striped fabric is difficult if not impossible, although I have kept my eyes peeled every time I walk into a fabric store. (But you have your choice of 189 different patterns, sizes and color combinations of polka dots.)
I did manage to acquire a few yards here and there and decided that I own enough stripes to embark on another version. So I have cut a pile of strips and am starting to sew them together. This time the predominant color will be red, not blue.
I have showed you in progress, was fun to work on because the colors reverberated and vibrated. This one seems to be doing much the same thing. Some of the stripes vibrate so much I can barely focus on them -- and that's even before I put them next to another stripe. If I can keep my brain from exploding, this is going to be quite an exciting piecing project.