Sunday, February 26, 2012

atmosphere.

atmosphere.

atmosphere.  Here it is, finished. I realized it was not finished until it was washed.

This little quilt is 13.5" x 16" and is made from various cotton bits and Kona white.

atmosphere.  - detail

You can see how the washing added character, lines and bumps and misalignments. Sort of like the atmosphere, beautiful, mostly empty but not perfect.

atmosphere.

Here it is before I washed it. I was just not loving that flatness.

atmosphere.

And although I love this picture of the flatness, it was just not right. I debated a long time, almost a week, because I knew once I washed it I would never see this flatness again.

atmosphere.

You can see the difference now. It went in the washer and the dryer, somewhat beat up, like the real atmosphere.

atmosphere.  - detail

It is hard to quilt the elements, I am going to have to try again soon.

This quilt was inspired by Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k. handmade's wonderful little quilt - click here to go and check it out now, I will wait. I was also inspired by Svetlana's inspiration - Yoshiko Jinzenji and her book Quilting Line and Color.

Edited: I am entering this little quilt in the Modern Mini Challenge that Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts has been running all month. Everyone has made such beautiful quilts, looking at all of them will be so fun.

Modern Mini Challenge

I have more little quilts on a charcoal background planned, but it was nice to use white as well. I think I have more of these to make too.

I have linked this post up to Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations' {Sew} Modern Monday. There are wonderful projects there, I hope you go and have a look.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

I am going to link this to Heather and Megan at Fabric Tuesday as well, it looks like there are several lovely projects there already.

Fresh Poppy Design
Best,

Leanne