Monday, 18 March 2013

Bursts of Illusion

My quilt Bursts of Illusion is in the current issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting (Vol 22 No 5).


It looks as though it's a New York Beauty block, but I've redesigned it. My version of the block is called Echidna, and has no curved seams!


I really like the way the block orientation makes them look out of shape.


It even makes the perfectly straight edges of the quilt look wavy!


I made my quilt with a tone-on-tone white background, and spikes from a selection of Paula Nadelstern prints, which are colourful patterns on black backgrounds. In hindsight, I should have omitted a few of the acid citrus colours.


4 comments:

Joan said...

Beautiful Emma

Audrey said...

The illusion of wonky blocks is wonderful, especially since it did not involve any special trimming. Great job.

GaceK said...

nice illusion :)

and like usual beautiful quilting

Well done :)

Jane Smith said...

I love this design! Is there any way to get hold of the pattern for this quilt? I can't find the magazine you mention here in the UK and as it was in a past issue, I'm not sure if it would still be available.

Thank you!