Sunday, July 12, 2009

Figgy Pudding in Time Square

Here is your skill testing question for today. What does this quilt, and the Nordic quilt from the last post have in common? Answer - they were made using fabrics from the same collection. Both quilts were done using Figgy Pudding by Moda fabrics.

When we looked at this large collection, we could see many different things being done with it. I have a tiny pet peeve about quilts representing a fabric collection having every print in one single quilt. When you break collection apart, you can often achieve a greater range of design. I think Nordic and Times Square show this concept. If we had used the same prints in both quilts, they would have looked the same, and neither of them would have stood out.

Nordic is a quilt with large open spaces, that handle bold, large scale prints. Times Square is a quilt with a lot more structure, and you would not see it's great lines, if you used bold, large scale prints. This quilt is an example of where great supporting prints can make an equally great quilt.

And if you would like to make a Times Square for yourself, we did put one kit into our Etsy shop. And for the locals, you can run over to Annie's Sewing Center, and see this quilt hanging beside the Nordic quilt. You will be able to compare the quilts, and see what can be done with a wide range of fabrics from one collection.

So which one grabs your attention? The big and bold Nordic quilt? Or the smaller structured Times Square?

Thanks for dropping by, and I will see you again soon.

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ka said...

I *heart* the Nordic one. Not that I don't like Times Square, too. I think I'm just a big, bold person. Tee hee.

Can I just say considering the "summer" we're having it's totally depressing me talking about all these winter/Christmas quilts? On the news tonight they were saying that we've only hit our seasonal average temperature twice in July. NOT cool. No pun intended... :)

What Comes Next? said...

Nordic grabs my attention first - its big, graphic and bold - and I love the colours! Times Square requires more closeup, intimate inspection, and is also very nice. Great way to show the range from a single collection.
Unlike "ka", we've been experiencing much warmer than usual temperatures on the West coast, and the "cool" of the snow flakes is nice! (not that I want winter to arrive any sooner...)