Thursday, 8 December 2022

pas de deux

And that's a finished pas de deux quilt top!

I've been busy working away on my pas de deux quilt top, a great BOM modern sampler quilt designed by Rachel at stitchedincolor. The final assembly this week was like a huge jigsaw puzzle, challenging me to step way outside my comfort zone! 

Each monthly group was composed of two main colours {aka the two main dancers} and each different ensemble certainly burst into life using a range of values to create movement & energy. Rachel's monthly installments were well written and full of inspiration & ideas for getting that over-all harmony happening.

My quilt is looking quite different to how I imagined when I started. I began with more of a rainbow fabric pull, but as things progressed each month, I narrowed down my palette to lots of different shades of blue, teamed up with an assortment of pinks darkening slightly to plum/rose, and little accents of gold/citrus. 

It has a richly saturated colourwash effect now, with the little pockets of pink & white low volume creating swells of space ... and I just love how some of the sections fade into each other too. 
Overall, I'm super happy with all these little ensembles of fabric magic, all made from my scrappy stash, and all laced with memories from the whole year.

Linking up with Kelly for NNT here
and with Wendy for this weekends 'peacock party' over here
Pop on over to see what's happening out there!

Until next time, Linda


Raewyn said...

An interesting explanation of this adventure of yours Linda! I love your colour palette and your resulting quilt is are right, it is interesting how the values in the blocks work.

Charlotte M. said...

I love how yours turned out. Your color choices are great. I still need to do my hour glass blocks and assemble the top.

Juliana said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I'm so glad you wrote more commentary about your process of making it.

Deb said...

Wow , that is some awesome work there, and look it is together , Yay!
Such an interesting design, always something new to look at !

Karyn said...

It has come together beautifully. It ‘flows’ beautifully.

Suz J said...

Wow this has turned out amazing Linda. I can see how the flexibility of putting this together as a monthly challenge is both a positive and a negative - the uncertainty of how it's going to look once finished for example.

audrey said...

What a great looking quilt! Can't wait to see this one quilted. It's so funny because if I had to say a color that I thought of when thinking of you, I'd say blue. It seems to be your color!:)

Karen S said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! It has great to watch each of these blocks as went along. And now a gorgeous quilt top finished!

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a pleasure to see Pas de Deux stitched up! Beautiful finish Linda.