Thursday, January 15, 2015

Robert Kaufman Challenge: String Theory

   Name:  String Theory
Design: Mine
Traditional Block Inspiration:  String blocks and Pinwheel
Size:  25" by 34"
Fabric: Kona solids including Kona white, Carolyn Friedlander's Architextures 
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white 

My guild, the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild always plays a role in the March Creative Stitches Show in Abbotsford.  This year, Robert Kaufman fabrics sponsored our Modern Mini Challenge.  We were given a lovely bundle of Kona solids along with some prints from Carolyn Friedlander's Architextures line and we were asked to modern up a traditional block.

Well.  It is a little bit funny that my original idea morphed into something quite different but I really like it.  I started with a simple string block and thought that it was a bit too ordinary so I chopped those up into four pieces.  I reassembled the pieces of string blocks into half square triangles and then reassembled those into pinwheels. What do you think?  I set them on point.  I like blocks on point.

Quilted densely on the diagonal with matchstick quilting in Aurifil 50wt in white and finished with a scrappy binding.  All done.  Pretty cool.  String theory.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday.


  1. Very well done. Very good design; it looks kind of complicated but it's not. Congratulations! I believe you have made another WOOOOONNNDERFul quilt!

  2. Wow! This is absolutely delicious!

  3. This is lovely! I adore your fabric mix! Sharing on my fb page...

  4. I love it! The colors against the print are just perfect. Well done!