20 November 2009

improv top


The improv top is coming together. I am thinking about calling it "There's always two sides..." Just because...



It was intended as a lap quilt, a gift for somebody who will be 40 next year. So there is 40 strips or candles lined up. Then I decided to add the solid squares. And at some point I figured out it was the new wall quilt for the dining room I had been wanting for a long time. All that pretty aqua and a bit of sunny yellow:


I am going to add some white both to the top and bottom to complete the design and make it a good length for the wall. The finished size will be 60" * 85". All the white will look nice quilted with straight lines, something like this.

There is still enough time to make the gift. I have a finished quilt top that might work. Or I could go back to one of the two patterns that was a mixed inspiration for this improv top. I like them both...


12 comments:

Katy said...

oh, Marit - it IS what I was thinking, but even better!!!!! I bought a pattern similar recently, but I love how you have laid yours out, it's wonderful!

I really need to stop coming here, you are a bad influence on my wish list of things to make!!!!!!

MichelleB said...

Marit, I LOVE it! It is so fresh looking.

Mrs Moen said...

It's beautiful, Marit, and looks great on your wall already!

wishes, true and kind said...

Very cool, very modern quilt. Unique :)

Janet said...

What a wonderful modern quilt. The colours are great too. It's going to look so good when it's quilted.

Allie said...

As usual, another fabulous quilt! This is just beautiful and I LOVE your light!

Sharon said...

This is a very interesting quilt - very different! Love the colors and your quilting plan will be awesome. I think that will really finish it well - I've fallen in love with that style of quilting lately. The quilt top looks great on your wall already!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Du viser igjen noe spennende nytt!!Vakre farger og stoffer!! Har du sett den quiltalongen som pågår i Don`t look now! ?? Det klør i fingrene, det ser utrolig morsomt og pirkete ut.... AnneK:-)

Deborah said...

love the aqua

Clare said...

It's fantastique! Love the photos - very very artistic.

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the aqua and yellow together!

belinda said...

...Wow Marit...I L-O-V-E this one...I would keep it too!!!