I’ve made quilts in series before, including this series of 12″ square quilts inspired by Gwen Marston’s work and the refrigerator quilts by Bev Mannes.
This experiment led to a larger quilt in the style of Gwen Marston:
Cherrywood Toss, 2016.
And this small quilt, made for the Quilt Alliance annual contest:
“Gwen Visits the Farm” is the quilt I made for the Quilt Alliance contest
Although I didn’t think of it as a series at first, I’ve made a many-years-long series of scrap quilts, including these:
Donation quilt from single-color scrap blocks
Scrap quilt made with strips that finish 1″ wide
Lombard Street pattern
Improv orphan blocks
More recently, I was inspired by an article by Jill Jensen in Quilting Arts Magazine. You can find a similar article here on the Quilting Company blog. I also bought a new (to me) book:
Visual Guide to Working in a Series, by Elizabeth Barton
It’s an art quilt book, but I consider all my quilts art, including the bed quilts.
I decided to make a series of blocks rather than a series of quilts this time, trying out various improvisational techniques.
I plan to use this collection of fat eights from Cotton & Steel:
After auditioning several options, I selected royal blue for a solid to go with them. It’s in the upper right corner of the picture.
Here are the first 4 blocks. My theme was triangles, and I started by making a strip set:
I trimmed each block to 6-1/2″ wide; the length is random
I’m going to make a set of blocks every month until I either get tired of it or run out of fabric. To be continued 😉