Sedimentary

Life has really gotten in the way of my sewing time this week!  Nothing unusual good or bad, just lots of it 🙂
Sedimentary is one of my submissions to the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit that will be in Houston this fall.  This quilt started with the idea of making a quilt from strips with the second strip in each row being a contrasting color.  After I sketched out the idea, it reminded me of learning about sedimentary rocks at school.  I always loved the rock units.

When it came to choosing fabrics, I couldn’t resist the contrast of the vivid oranges and the soothing greys.  I quilted Sedimentary with simple horizontal lines to reinforce the piecing idea.  I used grey thread in the grey sections and orange thread in the orange section.  Since I didn’t need to do any marking, it went very quickly 🙂  It came out to be my favorite throw size – about 54″ x 72″.

Decisions about which quilts are accepted are supposed to be announced by the end of March.  Wish me luck!  Did you enter anything?

21 Comments
  • Caryn
    Posted at 03:19h, 05 May Reply

    This is stunning! Do you just use cotton fabric? I’m new to sewing so wonder if you need special fabric to do this?

  • Annette Landry
    Posted at 12:16h, 23 February Reply

    Love this type of quilt, when I look at it I see it on a wall like an extract painting. But I would like it smaller. Wonder if I could buy the pattern and maybe hints on how to make a smaller wall size? I am New at making quilts and appreciate your input…

  • kat lynch (@katn77)
    Posted at 11:15h, 11 January Reply

    I love this quilt but, alas, I’m not a quilter. Instead, I bought your pattern PDF & I’m going to use it to create a cross stitch project based on the lower ~1/3 in the orange/gray combination.

  • Beatrice
    Posted at 10:11h, 12 January Reply

    Hello,
    I've come from the Selvage blog, where this quilt is featured today. Love it!
    Beatrice (from France)

  • ellen stone
    Posted at 15:02h, 01 January Reply

    I was inspired by your quilt. I made a version for my son that is over sized queen 120 x 95 in greys and blue! I have posted a link! Hope you like it. Thanks for the inspiration.
    15septemberarts.blogspot.com

  • Adaiha
    Posted at 04:18h, 21 May Reply

    What a great quilt! Those colors are really amazing together!

  • jill/marny
    Posted at 03:46h, 06 March Reply

    Your quilt rocks! Bet we see it in Houston! jill

  • Kathy
    Posted at 21:58h, 04 March Reply

    I love this quilt, Debbie. I love the variety of fabrics and the contrasts of color. For something sedimentary, it is very dynamic! It deserves a spot in Houston.

  • Hollie
    Posted at 17:47h, 04 March Reply

    It's gorgeous! I love this. They'd be crazy not to pick it!

  • Mary P
    Posted at 16:42h, 04 March Reply

    This is fabulous. I love it!

  • cinzia
    Posted at 21:45h, 03 March Reply

    Good Luck! Your quilt is wonderful!

  • Jenna
    Posted at 18:54h, 03 March Reply

    Really beautiful, Debbie! I love it!

  • Natalie
    Posted at 11:13h, 03 March Reply

    This is SO cool! I love the name of the quilt, and how well it fits with the design! They'd be crazy not to put this in the show 🙂

  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 08:03h, 03 March Reply

    It's really beautiful….I love it.

  • felicity
    Posted at 06:49h, 03 March Reply

    Good luck with your submission! I think it's wonderful!

  • lemony lucy
    Posted at 06:45h, 03 March Reply

    I quite like this! I also loved the rocks sections in school. That pop of orange is great.

  • Cal
    Posted at 02:50h, 03 March Reply

    Love it!

  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 02:30h, 03 March Reply

    LOVE this! I've had a similarly inspired sketch in my books for a few years, but you nearly made my vision too.

  • Marg
    Posted at 01:53h, 03 March Reply

    Good luck, this is fabrulous.

  • Leanne
    Posted at 01:23h, 03 March Reply

    This is beautiful!

  • Mary Anne
    Posted at 01:20h, 03 March Reply

    Good luck! Your quilt is wonderful!

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