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The Upward Trend

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32 strips

Created in this Craftsy Course

Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

Learn how prize-winning quilters and top fabric designers create beautiful color combinations, movement, depth and luminosity through fabric.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Art
KChristine on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton batiks, a few printed quilting cottons, 32 in all

KChristine on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? the way the colors interact; the fact that I was able to figure out how to do this from a photo of a quilt I saw on-line -- alas, I don't know the name of the original artist. however, my colors are very different from those of my prototype, and the dimensions are my own though I borrowed the concept. .... I've since learned that this is a Jan Hassard design. Thanks to Gerihargreaves for letting me know!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? there are lots of seams in this quilt, as you can see, so the seam allowances gobble several inches in both directions. use fine thread and a scant 1/4" seam to help minimize this; the math is kind of complicated, i.e., figuring out how wide to cut the strips and how big the various stages of construction will be. after pains-taking calculations, I cut the WOF strips 2 3/8" wide, if I do this again, I'll cut them 3". but any way you do it, you'll cut off at least as much of the fabric as ends up in this 38"x 38" quilt, enough to make at least another quilt of the same size (though the configuration of strips would be completely different). ... it goes without saying that you need to spend a lot of time figuring out the colors before you start cutting! there are 2 sets of strips; you can most easily see the array of them in the top and bottom strips

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Mesmerizing. All your hard work really paid off.

08/05/2014 Flag

Gorgeous color work!

08/05/2014 Flag

Your quilt is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful; the optical illusion of layers of depth are exciting;and the play of light is wonderful. Super job. I'm so happy with what you have done.

08/07/2014 Flag

Thanks, Joen -- I love this quilt, and I loved your Color Play course!

08/08/2014 Flag

I think this is a Jan Hassard design. She is an English quilter I attended one of her workshops recently

08/08/2014 Flag

Yes! Thank you!

08/08/2014 Flag

I have the instructions from the course. If you send me your email address I could scan them and send to you. My email is hrgrvgr@aol.com

08/11/2014 Flag