Between crafty deadlines, family fun, and hectic days at work, there's lot's going on in my little world! But sneaking in some creative time helps me balance everything else so much better! Hope you're finding those rejuvenating times too. Even a few minutes helps!
The idea for this issue's round-up came about after I made my Monochrome quilt, where I used striped fabric to add points of focus to a very neutral palette.
I had tried using the stripes as a key element once before on my Striped Strip quilt, with less than terrific results, though it was a challenging, fun, and maybe even shocking to some, experiment.
Anyway, I went looking for other quilts using striped fabric, and boy did I like what I found! Here's Jacqueline/Bind Quilts' Stripey, using a controlled palette and jut a few different striped fabrics paired with a single solid.
Her Under the Sea quilt first called to me because of the use of the black and white striped fabric, but when I looked closer, I saw several different stripes used, all giving a striking effect. [bind_quilts]
Next are two quilts from Victoria/The Silly BooDilly. More subtle in overall palette, they are still so striking. First is Broken Barn Window #1, an improv pieced 1/4 log cabin quilt that incorporates several different stripes. You can see more in Victoria's Broken Windows series in her flickr photostream.
The work of Drew/Andrew Steinbrecher is more recently known to me, and I've really enjoyed looking through his portfolio. Here is his Line Study #4, which I'm especially fond of. Love his use of several sizes of black and white stripes!