Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Long Winter Quilt

 Road To California 
added two new categories to their
Judged Quilt Show this year:
Negative Space In Modern Quilts
Modern Piecing
With being part of a Modern Quilt Guild myself
one who loves Log Cabin quilts (especially unique ones)
I was quite taken with
The Long Winter
by Catherine Redford
Naperville, IL 
 She wrote:
"I made this quilt for the Naperville MQG Log Cabin Challenge
from just one charm pack
cut into 1 inch strips 
and pieced into blocks with a coordinating white fabric.
I set the blocks with more white squares for a 
deconstructed log cabin effect.
Dense straight line quilting adds visual interest
in the extensive negative space.
Log cabins emerge from a snowy background
bring to mind my very favorite
Little House On The Prairie book."
 Catherine took home a 1st place ribbon
in the Negative Space In Modern Quilts category
Impressive that she only used 1 charm pack in the construction, too.
This is a design I would love to make someday.


Janet said...

What an appealing quilt. I'm looking forward to Gwen Marstons book coming out on minimalism in quilts.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Loved the book cover you show! As to modern quilts - sometimes I like them sometimes I don't - this one was to bare for my taste - but that is me - I'm sure there are a lot of others that love it.

Catherine Redford said...

Glad you liked it!

Sara said...

Negative space is a bit scary for most quilters I'm guessing. When I was a yearbook advisor in a high school I was always preaching to kids to USE their negative space for effect rather than just filling it. But I haven't taken that lesson into my quilting. This gives me some real food for thought. Love this quilt - thanks for sharing.

em's scrapbag said...

What a great use of negative space.