Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lattice Quilt Top

Some quilts take many inspirations to find their way.  
This is one of those.   

It started with this floral and gingham yucata cotton, 
a gift from Patricia at Okan Arts, a few years ago.

I was new to using neutrals (still am), and felt very challenged by the prospect (still do.)
I pulled coordinating fabrics from my stash, and the red hopped in unexpectedly.

I was captivated by the Lattice Quilt in Sujata Shah's book,
Cultural Fusion Quilts, page 55, and wanted to make it.

I made a bunch of "Free-form Blocks" and took them to Sisters, Oregon, 
for a class with her in the summer of 2017.

Sujata very sweetly helped me lay out the design in class.  
I loved it, packed it up, brought it home unsewn, put it on my UFO shelf,  
and forgot about it.

Lattice Quilt 64" x 64"

Then, Sujata got us going with the UandU Quilt Along at Basket Full of Scraps.  

I looked through the book, Unconventional and Unexpected by Roderick Kiracofe,
for the upteenth time, and saw his Lattice Quilt on page 34.
It jogged my memory of the unsewn quilt blocks from Sujata's class.

 A few tweeks and a few hours later, the quilt top was done!

Many thanks to Patricia, Sujata and Roderick for your inspiration.