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.










28 comments:

Susan Snooks said...

Some things take time, like good wine and friendships, to develop! Great quilt top! Don't let it languish so long to quilt and finish it!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Wonderful quilt top! I love the floral & gingham fabric, and can see why you were inpsired to use it! And the 'pop' of red is perfect.

Chris said...

I, too, had noticed that the lattice quilt in UandU reminded me of Sujata’s design. Love this, and these fabrics are perfect! Lovely finish!

christine said...

Nice finish. I like how you handled the red sashing and I like how the flowers jumped onto the sashing once (twice?). I need to get going on my U&U...a few deadlines in the way.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great use of the floral and red fabrics! Your lattice quilt top looks fantastic! Isn’t it funny how some frojects languish for years and then are fairly quick to finish when we find them?

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your story/ . That is an inspiration for us to trust our instincts as we travel along the sometimes seemingly long journey with a particular quilt. The finished top is inspiring and will be a wonderful memory for me when i may bump into the same problem. I'm actually going to add this post to my Trello Board under Inspirations to Review. Besides, I love the quilt. Happy quilting..... its good for the soul. Quilt Gram

Sharon said...

I poured over your diamond quilt thinking, "this is the best one ever" and then saw this one! You continue to amaze me. I can't wait to sew in the same room as you, I learn so much just watching you work!

Linda Swanekamp said...

A wonderful finish. I was just wondering, I see red lattices, but I don't see the outer parts of the red used. Do you set aside the outer parts you don't want to use?

Kristine said...

Wonderful, classic fabrics and modern quilt now !

Karen said...

Such an interesting design. I too get enthused about working on a UFO, get interrupted and forget about it again.

Ann said...

That quilt in U&U reminded me of Sujata's blocks, too. These are lovely. They are so quiet and great together.

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Though neutrals are not my first choice, I love this one, with those specks of red...

Deb Oldenburg said...

so glad you are posting again. have always loved the variety of fabrics in your work.

Teodo said...

Bellissimo.

Marie said...

Love this! Your colours and placement are perfect. It reminds me that I have a pile of men's shirts just waiting for the perfect project, and I think that this might be it. Thanks so much for the inspiration - it is just beautiful.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Love how this has involved discovery and rediscovery. And beautiful endings. I wish I was better at this sort of matching of fabrics, sigh.

Sujata Shah said...

Your quilt looks crisp and has a spark! It is funny how old projects can get forgotten. I have packed up eight quilts today to take to a longarm quilter. It is nice to know that they will be finished in near future. I am ready for "NEW OLD QUILTS"

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt and what an inspired idea to make a feature of the yukata, those flowers really give a huge pop!

Kaja said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love how the red and that original yucata cotton just add an edge to the design, and the way you have several fabrics with some sort of cross pattern.

Pip said...

Good things take time to happen, I think you got a nice blend of neutrals with some lovely pops of red which add interest to the quilt.

Mystic Quilter said...

I thought for a moment I was losing the plot here - of course the comment I left was on your niftyquilts blog! My comment there was on the use of the yukata but the diagonal red really draws the eye and , beautiful.

audrey said...

LOve your gorgeous interpretation! Perfect for the cool florals. I had just settled on this quilt as my base for the U&U sometime last week and then I saw yours! Mine will look very different I'm sure, but it's wonderful to see yours first. The pattern has great bones.:)

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Judy Martin said...

Your work is inspiring.
I also leave things when I get stuck and come back later.
I am signed up for the Basket Full of Scraps quilt along, but have not started yet.
Thank you for this blog xo

Dorothy Finley said...

love it--especially the pop of red :-) Glad to read a post from you. Have missed you

Clipping Path Service said...

Thank you so much for the detailed article

Kleine Vingers said...

It is lovely and I agree with what quilty folk said, it is a light and airy quilt. Beautifull and one of the quilts I hope to make one day