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The Upward Trend

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32 strips

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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

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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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Check Caryl Bryer Fallert. I purchased the pattern from her website.

07/19/2015 Flag

Fantastic! Kudos to you for figuring it out instead of using a pattern.

10/02/2015 Flag

I have just seen you upward trend quilt and I think is wonderful would like to try this in different colours Is there a pattern for this?

10/26/2015 Flag

I didn't have a pattern -- I figured it out myself from a photo I saw. But someone commented that a pattern is available for purchase on Caryl Bryer Fallert's website. I haven't looked there myself, but you could try there

10/30/2015 Flag

I didn't have a pattern -- I figured it out myself from a photo I saw. But someone commented that a pattern is available for purchase on Caryl Bryer Fallert's website. I haven't looked there myself, but you could try there.

10/26/2015 Flag

Amazing color play. How long have you been quilting?

10/30/2015 Flag

I've been quilting about 4 years and have made about 50 quilts, the largest about 60" x 70" -- any bigger than that, and I get too impatient to get it done! ... I love this quilt too, definitely my favorite so far

10/30/2015 Flag