Thursday, August 19, 2010

Think Modern Thursday #3 - A Mini-Quilt by flossybossy

DQS9 (or check out the flickr) is going to provide plenty of inspirational fodder for me!  Today's modern example also hails from a participant of this round, Brioni, also known as flossybossy.  And, yes, it's another example of a solely solids quilt.  I just can't get away from them!!

It's done!

Once again, I'm totally jealous of whomever is going to receive this little gem, which is really odd, because it's in a softer color palette than I would normally go in.  

So, what's so modern about this one?  

Check out those flying geese!  Traditional flying geese blocks are comprised of three triangles, where the length is twice the height.  Very simple.  These flying geese come in a variety of acute angles, defying the standard.

That pop of chocolate/burgundy in the center is genius.  The contrast of that rich, saturated hue against the (in comparison) effervescent pastels is wonderful.  

The back Speaking of effervescence, the pebble quilting is perfection against the otherwise harsh angles.  I love the way the dense quilting pops out the shape of the un-quilted portions of the quilt.  
Even  better?  This isn't a square quilt!  It's a hexadecagon!  (Yeah, I totally had to look that up, lol.) That's 16-sided!  I'm envious of how neat the binding looks on this quilt, but that's more a commentary on my total lack of binding skillz.  *glares at WIP*

Anyway, to see more of flossybossy's awesomeness, check out her blog.


flossyblossy said...

Thanks for featuring my quilt and thanks for letting me know it's a hexadecagon. That's such a cool word!!!

AnneMarie said...

I love this Think Modern Thursday thing you have going on! You find some really cool stuff and give a great review. Let me know if you'd be interested in guest blogging something like this for Gen X Quilters. I'd love to have you!

PS Your fasination with solids convinced me to buy some this week! It's not completely solids (there's 1 print), but this is a new concept for me!

The_Grey_Cat said...

I'd love to guest blog for you ;) I'm very excited for this coming week's "Think Modern Thursday"! It's a treat, even for me!

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