Friday, June 03, 2016

Wonky Willy Nilly Bright Quilt Top

The Wonky Willy Nilly Bright quilt top is completed.   I got a semi-decent shot outside yesterday.  I really need some clothes line rope instead of the yarn I used to improvise.  Ha ha.
Hopefully you can see from this photo that I allowed the "wildness" to escape the edges of the borders.  There are five places where the piecing extends through the borders. None of the borders are the same width, but rather I allowed the bits of wild piecing to dictate the width that I cut the borders.  At this point there are a couple of places where I may add a bit of applique - or not.  I suppose time will tell.

I also finished quilting a small sampler piece that was inspired by the Divide and Conquer class I took on Craftsy. The first picture is reasonably close in color to the actual piece.
But, as that doesn't show off the quilting lines very well so,  I played in the photo editor and got this:
It is the same photo but with changes to the "levels" of light and dark.  I used the auto setting for it.  At first I said "Oh no." but then I realized that it does show the quilting lines nicely.  I hope you see the "square flowers" in the upper right and lower left corners.  Quilting that motif was quite fun.  I am sure I will use it again.  I also want to do another piece with a centered motif that is surrounded by the grid design.    I also want to experiment with different thread types, weights and colors.

Yes, I see more playtime in the future.

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10 comments:

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Wonky Willy Nilly is certainly bright and fun, love it. I really like the quilting too, great idea to change the levels with such good effect.
Smiles
Kate

Julie said...

Don't you love the freedom that comes with playing? I do, too, and that shows in your work. Your quilting is perfect for an improv quilt. I'm glad you had so much fun with it.

Julie @ Pink Doxies

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Great job on the border!!

Bernie Kringel said...

I have played with the square flower motif from Lori and it is so pretty. I love the look of it. Nice job with your willy-nilly quilt. Good color and balance and it seems like it was fun to make.

Jeanna said...

I love the way the quilt turned out. It is such a fun one and I really like the way some of the wildness escapes :)

Your FMQ is fantastic. I've never seen square flowers before, very nice.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Wonky Willy Nilly Bright is looking good - and your quilting is looking good as well! PLAYtime is FUNtime learning new designs and variations - ;))

Barbara said...

I'm loving those interrupted borders, that's certainly thinking outside the box. Mawahaha!
It's artistic quilt-making of the absolute highest order! Looks wonderful. :)

Kathy said...

Love how your Willy Nilly quilt turned out. I especially like the floral print fabric in the lower right quadrant. Kind of looks Hawaiian. Very pretty.

Rhonda said...

This turned out great. Love seeing the quilted texture. In other words, the quilt looksnjust as good on the backnas it does on the front!!!

Alycia said...

Willy Nilly is Fantastic!!!