Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nine Patch in White

Nine Patch in White
Framed in Black Metal 12" x 12"
I am really enjoying exploring the ways that texture and depth can be explored.  Besides the raised nine patches, I have used fringed selvages, cording, and decorative trim.
Texture View

I darken this view a lot in order to show the depth and texture of this piece.
Back Showing Depth Technique
I used a firm polyester batting for the squares.  I then stitched around them from the front.  Following this, I cut alway all the fabric and batting not in the squares.  This was because I wanted the squares to physically stand out.

Ready for Final Quilting
This is also posted at Off the Wall Friday

This is seventy, number 6.


Nina Marie said...

ohhh this is interesting - the texture and the window idea is great!I would like to invite you to link up with our Off the Wall Friday on my blog. Its art quilt driven and we find it inspiring and motivating.

Lisa said...

I love seeing how people do these kind of things. So fun! Thank you so much for sharing. I really like it.

Wil said...

I like the effect you got by cutting away the batting.

MulticoloredPieces said...

I really like the choice of subtle colors and the strong lines of the black. Lovely composition.

Sylvia said...

Thanks for describing your technique!

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

It's a lovely play on textures!

Nancy Bowron said...

This is a artistically eye-catching. I like the idea of adding something different to quilts for textural interest. I haven't had much luck with cording, but have added pom pons into the seams on baby quilts just for fun. Thanks for sharing!