After 3 weeks and 3 quilts, here is the one I finally finished for the 2017 Quilt Alliance contest. The first two quilts were OK, but I like this one best, so off it goes.
The contest theme this year is “voices”. As I made this little maze, I thought of college students in their world of endless possibilities, talking all night about the meaning of life. I thought the bright colors and the maze were a good representation of that.
The fabric is Cherrywood hand dyes, except for the bright yellow, which is a batik. I presume it is obvious that I cut everything with scissors and improvised the piecing as I went along. I quilted it on my Bernina, using lightweight medium grey thread to lend texture without showing too much.
Next week: a quilt to use as a wedding guest book. Thanks for visiting!
Oh my, this is stunning! Probably my favorite thing of yours I’ve seen! WOWie! And so tiny at only 16″! That’s a lot of piecing for that small! Before I looked for the size, I was imagining it like one of my quilts, more like 60″!! I love the balance of colors and values. I love the maze line running through it. (Maze, maize, corn maze, maize maze… I got carried away, didn’t I?) Symmetry/asymmetry. Just really good, all the way around. YAY you!
Thank you, Melanie! I looove Cherrywood fabrics, so I was inspired 😊
The value of information. First look, I loved the colors, the focus on the yellow, the way the eye moves around the piece. (I ddn’t catch the smallness till melanie’s comment). Then the theme and the idea and the maze became dorm layout, campus map, and remained a maze for the elusive meaning of life. Oh, did I say, I like it? I do.
And happy. Before the info (and after as well) it felt happy.
Yep, I’m trying to think of a title that implies all that without being too obvious 😃
Awesome! Are you going to Quilt Alliance “Quilters Take Manhattan” in Sept? I am going.
Oh! I will think about it another year if we can meet up there. I am NOT a city person so never have gone.