As usual, I had an idea rattling around in my head for a while and in a moment of clarity how I would execute it became clear. I wanted to make a quilt with 9 spirals but I was going to make each one a different color with various shading variations. But, it just wasn't working out right in my visual interpretation in my brain. Then it came to me - just pick a bunch of earth tones - forget the brights I usually gravitate toward and make it more subtle.
First, I cut each fabric so that I had approximately a 7" X 7" square of each. Then I applied Mistyfuse to the back of each one. Next, I used a rotary cutter to cut varying width arcs out of the 90 fabrics. Of course there were more arcs than I needed, and they have been formed into another quilt that I don't have ready for blogging.
The result left me with arcs of the same fabric but never any two arcs the same size. So, I created 4 panels with each of the piles of 10 fabrics and put them together to make this quilt. The repetition of fabrics is random but it keeps the eye moving. The fact that I used all earth tones keeps it from being too overwhelming in color. I hung it on a deep burgundy wall which also makes the quilt really look rich.
Thanks for checking it out. I will have the sister quilt that I made from the leftover arcs coming soon. The top is fused and pieced and ready to sandwich. Which reminds me that I have to go hand dye the backing fabric. Feel free to leave a comment and have a great day from here in snowy New Jersey.