Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monolith, a masculine quilt

My next completion is "Monolith"
This quilt measures 51" by 62".
The prints are from the "Parson Gray" line. I was drawn to these by the masculine feel and the muted, sophisticated colors. I had them together with a light color of the collection, but it just felt too "matched". I liked it, but didn't love it. Then I saw the 3 yd cut of gray/blue batik blender and they all played so nicely together.

I started by sewing half-square triangles. I wanted to keep the quilt more masculine in feel, but modern. Or maybe the word I am searching for is "contemporary". Anyway, the off-set setting of the blocks just worked. It shows off the prints, and left these wide swaths for quilting.
My FMQ stitch design is arc-ed triangle-ish shapes. I think it looks like primitive carving.
The backing is a cute gray on gray dot.



4 comments:

Danielle Hudson said...

Very masculine quilt indeed! Those are so hard to come up with. Love the quilting BTW!

Phyllis said...

Simple and spectacular...love everything about it.

Cherie said...

Loving the masculine colours! They can be so hard to find. Great pattern and quilting design =D

Colleen said...

Yummy!