Thursday, April 19, 2018

Josef Albers Inspired Mini #2 and TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF!

At the end of March, I shared my 1st Albers Inspired Mini and said the plan was to make six of these in 2018. I'm happy to share Mini #2 today.

This Albers colour study was all about transparency - you can see how I attempted to create the illusion of transparency with the three different shades of grey between the black and the white.

I quilted it with straight lines using my walking foot. I first stitched a few random lines across the quilt and then echo quilted inside the different sections the original lines created. Lots of turning, but the quilt is quite small so not a huge deal.

There really was no way to choose a thread that would blend in on all shades of grey, the white and the black so I went with my trusty Aurifil #2600 (Dove).

I found a black, white and grey stripe in my stash and used that for the binding - I think it frames the mini perfectly!

  • Pattern: My own design inspired by the work of Josef Albers
  • Size: 15" x 20" 
  • Fabrics: Kona White, Kona Silver, Kona Ash, Kona Black, Kona Iron and a purple blender from Connecting Threads 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt
How about you? Do you have a finish to share? Add your finish below and please don't forget to visit a few people!

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I'll sharing this finish over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday. This is also Project #4 and my 1st finish off my Q2 FAL list!


Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The binding is a perfect touch to finish the mini, and I love the texture the quilting added.

Debbie said...

Very nice! I always love seeing Albers-inspired works. Cool that you are doing this series. The quilting just makes it.

Shannon said...

Love the quilt design, Izzy! But the quilting is beyond fab - so striking!

piecefulwendy said...

The quilting really adds to this quilt. I enjoy Albers' work and your quilt captures it well.

Paige said...

Enjoying your albers-inspired series. That striped binding is the perfect finishing touch! Thank you for hosting TGIFF!

Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

With this design I cant say that thread color matching the fabric would have turned out any better. Its gorgeous.

Sandra Walker said...

Izzy, this is truly AWESOME! You have NAILED the transparency! I love how you quilted it too, and yep, 2600 is a great colour, I actually bought it as a cone, my first (and only cone of Aurifil purchase ha). Thanks for hosting TGIFF!

Amy said...

There is so much texture in this quilt. I love it!

Marti said...

My first thought when I glanced your picture was that it looked transparent in the center. So your design delivered! I love your quilting too, as usual. Very nice!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done!! This is a great piece. Love the quilting.

Cheryl said...

I really like how the design and quilting pattern play together in this mini!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Such an interesting mini, you certainly achieved the transparency effect and I really like your design, but it is enhanced by the quilting. I’m not sure of the word I need to describe it but it gives a sort of shimmering effect, very clever in my opinion I love it.

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous finish Izzy, you definitely nailed that transparent effect with your fabric choices and your quilting is ideal for the quilt.

vaiybora said...

I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !