Jessica Levitt's newest fabric collection called Kingdom is due out any day now and Windham fabrics graciously sent me out a couple of charm packs to play with! There are 20 fabrics in this Art Nouveau inspired collection with some really pretty purple, teal and lime green colors. I also think the grays in there are great... they matched really well with a gray quilters linen that I had.
I spent a little time this past weekend seeing what I could do with them.
My block inspiration came from one of the quilt patterns in Simplify by Camille Roskelley. My daughter helped me line up all the squares and then we pulled out the gray quilters linen and thought about how to incorporate it into the quilt. She thought that separating the chunk of blocks into three parts would look better than one large chunk (and I think she's right). :)
So, here we have a simple and more modern looking quilt top than what I've recently been making.
What I'm really excited about is the quilting! I've been wanting to try out some loopy quilting in rows for a while and this was so fun to do.
As I got toward the bottom section, I marked out a line to follow for each row. I love the detail and interest it adds although I think it might be hard to do loopy rows on a larger quilt. Rolling it up and trying to maneuver it under the arm of my machine would be really difficult. Now I can see where a long arm machine would come in handy. Maybe I'll have to look into taking a class or seeing if I can rent some time on one, that would be fun!