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Winter flyover quilt

I began a quilt by hand while at QuiltCon (which I still haven’t blogged about but never mind) and all I knew was that I wanted it to be a low-volume quilt that I could use on my own bed, taking the palette cues  from the two Winslow Homer watercolors that have dictated the color scheme for my bedroom.

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There was no plan for this quilt. I didn’t have a pattern. I did however, see this quilt which informed my initial plan for the layout. At first I thought I would experiment with using negative space in this quilt but then ended up not doing that and crowding the field as usual.

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Hand-pieced beginnings
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On Emily’s design wall

So as I continued to randomly improvisationally piece this quilt, it started to remind me of one of my favorite sights: Wisconsin fields in the winter, viewed from the air. There is just something magical about the colors dampened and reflected by the snow. Pinks, peaches, taupes alongside greys and blues.

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Basted on a table at Quilt Camp III

I chose fabrics with dots or circles (with a few grid patterns thrown in too) and which mostly read solid from a distance (the broken dot is a deliberate exception) but up close, you can see their patterns and texture.

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I’m excited to do some more machine quilting experimentation with this one. I’ll keep you posted!

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