It's been quite a journey...I think I first posted about this quilt here, and then here and now finally it's a top.
Phase 1: Inspiration and Excitement
Atomic connections was inspired by a chilly walk through the Loose Park rose garden in Kansas City. I was struck by how the paths connected. I'd always wanted to use the 'atomic' shape (my absolute fav) in a quilt and I thought this one might be the one.
Phase 2: Initial Construction
I chose to go bold and go with a color I love. I started making the shapes, making connectors, experimenting with singles, doubles and triples. All was well.
Phase 3: Stalled
The first comment I got on this piece. "safety orange...really?"..."does it have to be orange"...I think it was then that it first got shoved in a box. I kept thinking about it, loving the shapes.
Phase 4: Rejuvenation
I tended to pull out this piece when I wanted a good dose of modern. I struggled with the layout...how complicated did I want the connections to be? It's been put together and torn apart several times. I tend to do that. As for the color, Jessica Jones is right, How About Orange!
Phase 5: Pause
Sometimes I simply don't have the time to work on the quilt that I want to work on.
Phase 6: A Top
For some reason I needed to work on this quilt today. Before I knew it, it was a top. I know it's going to be quilted soon. This one won't be hanging in my closet where tops go to die.
I'm so happy with it.
Any Twin Cities folks out there...I'm taking a road trip to see my son this weekend. Is Cia's Palette a good store to visit? Any other quilty adventures I should pursue?