Free-cut continuous bias strips were machine pieced through an improvisational process to create the curved patchowork in this modern quilt.
Fooling around with hand-dyed scraps. Modern bias and diamond patchwork quilt.
My finished Modern Mood Quilt, was made from hand-dyed fabrics, color, quilt pattern improvised based on emotional states. Follow the tutorial to make your own.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not typically a sports fanatic, but I have to admit that I've caught orange fever this season. I went to my first San Francisco Giants game in August, and I've watched almost every post-season game on TV. They have a great team of lovable characters. My favorites are Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson, Cody Ross, Buster Posey, Freddy Sanchez, and UUUUU-ribe!
Lots of people have caught the fever here in San Francisco, and it's near impossible to find anything orange in the thrift shops. So yesterday afternoon I decided to dye an old white t-shirt Giants Orange. Later the same day, I'm ready to watch the game at a bar in North Beach.
Let's Go Giants!
In step 6 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to machine and hand piece curves without a template.
My moods so far this summer haven't been fantastic, but on the upside my quilt is looking great. Using my moods to set color parameters has broken me out of my usual color preferences. These color combinations are not what I expected. I'm curious to hear from anybody out there who is quilting along with me, virtually or in reality. So here's a giveaway to get you talking.
Modern Mood Quilt Giveaway
For your chance to win, choose your favorite color (it doesn't have to be a color from my quilt) and tell me the range of emotions you associate with that color. If you are currently quilting along, how is your process unfolding? What have you learned about color? If you are following along virtually, has the project sparked any new ideas for you? The randomly chosen winner of the giveaway will receive a 1/2 yard of hand-dyed fabrics in the color range listed in their comment.
Bonus: Post a Mod Mood Quilt button on your blog and receive an additional 1/2 yard of hand-dyed fabric if you are the winner of the giveaway. Include a link to your post or blog in your comments.
This giveaway will be open until midnight on September 1, 2010.
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