Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wayward Transparency Quilts Completed

I loved making these two very different versions of Wayward Transparency. I participated in a quilt along (QAL) with the designer, Yvonne Fuchs, the Quilting Jetgirl and found the pattern to be very well-written and easy to follow. Along with the other QAL participants, I learned a lot about fabric choices, transparency, and some tips for cutting fabrics and piecing units. 

There are two size options (68" square and 48" square) and of course I had to make both.  :-) When I first saw Yvonne's quilt, I knew that I wanted to make the larger, on-point version; and I knew exactly which fabrics I wanted to use. I posted about those fabrics HERE.

I had seen one of Yvonne's samples made with prints and then she wrote a blog post about choosing fabrics and I was all set. No questions. I knew I would like the combination. 

Yvonne also wrote a very helpful blog post about evaluating fabric contrast.  Actually, it was a photo tutorial that was wonderful and very well-written. I was pleased to see that she used my fabric choices in her post. I have to admit that it did make me feel even better about my decision. 

These fabrics...


turned into this...


Because the fabrics have fairly busy designs, I decided to use an all-over design to quilt this.  


Here's the back of the quilt. It's light brown in color and reads almost solid. It's Stonehenge - A Stitch in Time by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.


Here's a close up. It's quilting rulers!


Here's a better picture from the web, since mine isn't that good. 


As I said, I made two of these quilts. The second one was made using solid fabrics and not set on point. One of the coolest things about this quilt, is that there are four blocks that measure 24" each, and only difference between the two quilts is that the larger one is set on point and you add setting triangles. 

Well, there is also the fact that you have options on not only your light and dark fabric placement, but the layout of the four blocks as well. It was really fun to see the variations of the QAL group. 

Here's my smaller version, set in a rotating - almost flying geese - layout. I REALLY like this layout!


I quilted this one in a continuous spiral and I blogged about it HERE


Here's a link that Yvonne has set up to show the many variations created by the QAL participants. It truly is eye candy and I know you will enjoy it!  

I've had some correspondence with Yvonne about making other versions of this quilt and changing the sizes so I can offer classes.  I learned a lot during this QAL and know that many of my students would benefit from this as well. I've not only made what I consider to be really nice quilts, I gained a lot of confidence and knowledge in the process. I want to pay that forward. I'm really looking forward to next month when the pattern will be available commercially. 

And speaking about paying it forward, did you see my post yesterday about Scott Fortunoff and The Sewing Revolution? Scott has already given away 72 sewing machines and there are more available. Check out my posts HERE for more details. This isn't a scam. This is for real and you too can be a part of paying it forward. 

3 comments:

Heide said...

beautiful work! Love the continuous spiral that you made on the solid quilt. great fabric picks too!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Both versions are stunning! I am excited to see how your prints came together and I think the effect is really lovely. And the continuous spiral is perfect for the setting you chose on your all solids version. Thank you so much for joining in and I am so glad you learned and enjoyed the QAL so much!

Pamela Arbour said...

Very nice. Great job on both!