Monday, May 23, 2011

David's Quilt

This wall quilt is brand new; I just finished the binding and the sleeve a few minutes ago.








The colors are golds and browns (hand dyed and very soft). I put some improvisational blocks in a bag with some solid squares, then took them out without looking and "let the chips fall where they may." No planning went into the arrangement of the rows either. I let randomness play a role in the design process. The squares are 3.5" This quilt is a gift to my son David. He says he likes it a lot. That was fun.

Do you sometimes let randomness play in your quilt room?

21 comments:

quilter501 said...

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patty a. said...

Yes, no pictures - just a red x.

stufenzumgericht said...

Hi Karen,
what a beautiful quilt - lucky David ;-) Yes, sometimes, I let random play in my quilts!
Hugs, Martina

Mary said...

That's a very nice quilt. I like your quilting also. Randomness plays a big part in my color selection with scrappy quilts, but sometimes I have to add my two cents worth!

Pepe said...

Simply wonderful! The quilting, the squares, the colours, the blocks... all so perfect!

The Calico Cat said...

Random is always at play in my studio.

I only look at the 2 blocks in my hand & try not to sew "the" 2 blue ones together...

Elsa said...

love doing random ~ made different blocks and then cut them up and sewed them back together for a quilt I made. It turned out great!
Lucky David!

BenteOO said...

Beautiful!
Randomness is great fun!

Stephanie said...

I need to "let my hair down!" Love the randomness. Lucky David.

Poppyprint said...

I wish I could say yes, but I'm way too uptight! I want to get there, though. I hope as my kids get older and need less guidance, I will be able to 'let go' more in my creative work as well.

Nifty Quilts said...

A WONDERFUL quilt! It gives me a good idea for something to make for my son. I do love to let randomness into my quilting. Have you seen the discussion on randomness at www.daintytime.net? Very thought-provoking.

Jackie said...

I can see why he loves this quilt! Gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Me and Random? It is so hard, perhaps because I am a "Libra", sign of the scales and need things balanced and ordered! That's my excuse anyway.

WoolenSails said...

I really love this quilt, simple but beautiful.

Debbie

Library Gal Quilts said...

What a earthy organic quilt. I love the wavy quilty lines and the very small shapes! I just love the one of a kind nature of it. Glad your son appreciates it. I love randomness, but don't always take advantage of it. When I do, I am usually quite happy!

susiloci said...

Que quilt tan bonito!!!

JoAnne said...

Very nice, Karen! My son wants a "brown quilt". I may just have to try something like that. Recently I've been just stitching my scraps together, however they come out of the box. That's pretty random. I am "making fabric" that I'll cut into blocks to sew together. I am a firm believer that all colors go together.

Helen said...

I like random squares, but I love those added pieced squares also at random. Nice wavy quilting, too. A really great "Guy" quilt!

Kim said...

Lovely quilt...nicely masculine.
Randomness? No, not enough, I wonder if I would enjoy quilting more if I did?

Happy sewing

Frannie said...

Love it. Great idea, especially the random pieced blocks. Thanks for sharing this.

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful quilt! Simply wonderful!

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