I can hardly believe that this project dates back to a year ago. Maybe you will remember "Paint the Town" as my entry in the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid?
|The Calgary Tower is a recognizable landmark of this city and works beautifully as a paint chip silhouette.
|Love all those solid purples for the paint chips!
Finally, this winter, I decided that it needed finishing, not perfection. ;o) Funny, how that freed my mind up to take action. The quilting couldn't be simpler, really. I outlined the buildings and the seams between the paint chips to keep the silhouette the feature, while stitching long loops on the low volume background to symbolize the fresh, clean air our city enjoys. A text print in purple answered my problem of what to use for binding - obvious now, but something I didn't even consider earlier.
This mini quilt makes me so glad I entered the challenge (pushing me to design something far different from my usual aesthetics and colours) and gives me a memory quilt for that day in the future when I won't be living in this city.
|"Paint the Town" a mini quilt tribute to Calgary's downtown skyline.