Monday, November 15, 2010

Techno

Happy Monday! It's a chilly, windy sunny day here. I love fall days like this! This is a new quilt design again inspired by my sons. My oldest asked me if I couldn't make something with all right angles...no off kilter stuff. He's kinda of a symmetrical kind of guy. It's not symmetrical, but definitely lots of right angles. My other son wanted me to lose the prints...that's not too hard cause I'm really in to solids right now. So, "Techno" came about.
I had some assistance from the wind during the photo session!I'm pretty excited to quilt this one and there's a companion on the way too. I'm working on patterns for both.

I have some giveaway winners too. I'm glad you all liked War of Art...truly an inspiring read.
I drew two winners from the commenters and two more from my list of Quilter Butt participants. The winners from the comments are:
Brenda who said, Amen, sister! I find I can rationalize lots of stuff, but when I go out and just do it, the results are amazing. Like yesterday, I spent several hours making Christmas gifts and finished a whole bunch. It didn't take a lot of time, just a can-do attitude. thanks for a chance at your giveaway.
Rachel's Quilts who said, I think I need to read that book. Thanks for the push to get up and do something this morning.
and the other winners are Krista of Spotted Stone and Sara of A Pirates Bounty. Drop me an email and we can talk about a custom fabric bundle just for you!

In other news, Kajsa's blog tour for her new book, Scandinavian Stitches starts today. Be sure to check out all the stops and come back here on Wednesday for a chance to win her fabulous book. It's a must buy!


42 comments:

The Meal Planner said...

I love it! It reminds me of a rubik's cube.

Katie said...

Very Cool! It's beautiful. You should totally sell the pattern - I would buy it!

Michele said...

Really, really cool and modern! Love it!

Rachel's Quilts said...

I won? Really? I've lost count of how many giveaways I have entered and this is my first win. Thanks so much! I will email you right now.

Love your quilt.

Brenda said...

I really, really, really like it. thank goodness for teenage sons!

Cecily said...

LOVE! Isn't it great when your family can set you off on a great creative tangent?! Awesome. And I propose calling you companion piece "Tetris." :)

Deb said...

I really like this one and so does my son! I may have to use as inspiration for one for him to take to college.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

FUn! lovely lovely!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Perfect inspiration - I love your new and modern and totally TECHNO

Terri said...

THIS IS FANTSTIC!!

I love it. you are my creative IDOL :)

live a colorful life said...

Techno is totally amazing!!

(And I bought the book in San Francisco this weekend...)

jessica said...

Very interesting. Reminds me of old school, pixelated video games. Also reminds me vaguely of Tetris.

Staci said...

This is absolutely stunning--truly gorgeous!
My mathematician son would adore it.

Cathy said...

This quilt makes me feel so happy. You are so special!
Blessings,
Cathy B

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Oh I like this quilt, right my alley!

Kate said...

Fantastic quilt!

Angelina S. said...

So awesome!

Cheryl Arkison said...

How appropriate for your boys!

a.niza said...

awesome for your son! reminds me of Mondrian too

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Jacquie, that's amazing! I love the way the colors just blaze out of the backing - which looks black or navy on my computer. My husband loves it too, which means we may have something similar show up around here!

Anonymous said...

Jacquie - I'm thinking what a fabulously bold, graphic, modern quilt! I loved your modern conundrum post and I've been pondering it ever since. This quilt certainly meets David Keeps' definition as your quilt strikes me as a forward-thinking take on a traditional Amish quilt: the geometry is a very different take on their typical square blocks and the colours are as vibrant. It is elegant in its simplicity and striking in its colour and balance. It moves the eye along the quilt and it feels joyful, even though it has so much black.

Congratulations on creating such a beautiful quilt.

Cheers! Kathleen

Paula Ganyard said...

This is a great quilt. I love the pattern and the colors.

Victoria said...

Wonderfully bold and uber modern!

(The last shot of the quilt reminds me of Pojagi... very lovely!)

Ethne said...

Jacquie this is a stunning quilt - I love it and am looking forward to seeing it's companion

Miri said...

Stunning! A perfect teen quilt!

tropicslady said...

WOW, how cool! The last pic reminds me of a rubics (sp.) cube with all the colors and the 4 small squares on the right.

Esch House Quilts said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the colors and the different sized squares and rectangles. Can't wait to see the companion piece!

Beth said...

Jaxon wants to know if this was inspired by Darth Vader. Actually, he said, "Is that Dark Vader."

Barb said...

LOVE your new quilt - can't wait to see it's companion. I love the way it was blowing in the wind too :)

Lynn said...

This is fabulous. I am eager to see the quilting.

Anina said...

Ooh! I'm in love with solids right now. I took a class in Houston all about the use of color in Amish quilts and it was really enlightening.

Patty S. said...

What gorgeous work! It must be great having men in your life encouraging you. That has to be great for the creative soul. Keep up the inspiring work.

Lisa said...

I just bought Scandinavian Stitches...I wasn't familiar with her blog, but it's a sweet little book!

Sherri Lynn Wood said...

Now this is a "modern" quilt. Thank god to see someone in this movement leave the white behind. Lovely forward thinking work.

Nancy said...

I just love it!

em's scrapbag said...

This is a stunning quilt. I love brights with black. Looking forward to seein how you quilt it.

Poppyprint said...

Great new quilt!
Are you sure you got the right Krista? hehe.

burrito said...

This quilt is AWESOME! Seriously - I mean, I love everything you do, but this might be a new favorite for me. Can't wait to see what you do with the quilting.

MightyMom said...

whoa...never thought I'd see Amish-esque from YOU!!

awesome!

Shari said...

Just love that techno quilt! It reminds me of old computer images... you are just so inspirational!

KateKwiltz said...

Love this! Great color, great balance!

PioneerValleyGirl said...

cool quilt! Can't wait to see the companion