"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chaos Theory

" {the} chaos theory is... about finding the underlying order in apparently random data"- imho.com

Last night I was cleaning up my cutting table and came across a little pile of 1.5" squares. They were leftovers from piecing a bee block. I was about to start sorting them into my scrap bins, but then I stopped. And pulled out the bolt of Moda Bella white. And went to town!

Chaos Theory- Help Wanted!!
I sashed all those little squares with white, then trimmed them on an angle to 4.5". There were 49 squares- how perfect was that? 7 rows of 7 squares each! I put the top together and basted it (I ♥ Sulky KK 2000 spray basting- makes my life SO much easier!). Then I debated- do I quilt it with wavy lines or straight lines? I put the question out to my Flickr friends, and they TOTALLY came through for me :)

Quiltedoma (Andrea) suggested straight lines 1/4" from the seams. Threekitchenfairies (Paloma) suggested random straight lines. Then I had a "lightbulb moment" and combined the two!

Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory is quilted with random, 1/4" spaced straight lines! I pulled out my roll of 1/4" wide masking tape and marked lines randomly, then quilted on either side of the tape.

The binding is sewn to the front. I'll do the hand sewing at a lock-in I'm attending on Saturday. Right now I need to finish Pillow talk Swap 3 and Modern Siggy Swap 2 and get them mailed out :)

23 comments:

  1. i love it....this way you cut the blocks and especially the quilting. perfect

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  2. totally modern! totally cool!

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  3. I love how this turned out!! The whole little block going the other way is a perfect little accent!

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  4. No surprise here--another stunning quilt you just pulled out of thin air!!

    Glad you'll be binding Saturday night so I ask a bunch of questions :O)

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  5. this is wonderful...the quilting just makes it!

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  6. Yep, totally awesome! The quilting is perfect.

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  7. Oh! I love it!!! Great idea and the quilting is fantastic!!

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  8. Fabulous! I love it! Just a little taste of color and then all that beautiful white! Nice job!

    MGM

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  9. This is fabulous; I love the quilting on this!

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  10. That is so amazing - and I love that one square going the other direction!!

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  11. This is beautiful, I love it.

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  12. That is a lovely quilt and the randomness of the quilting is perfect!

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  13. Lovely quilt! I LOVE everything about this quilt! Going to give this a try.

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  14. I love this one! Great idea and the random lines make it even better! Thanks for sharing!

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