The Color Chaos Modern Solid design option came about through an accident. When I was working on my test quilt, I messed up my Illustrator mock up file and I had to stop halfway through and figure out how to salvage all my work. I ended up ripping that test quilt apart half way through being finished and reworking it. During the process, I stumbled upon what this quilt would look like in only three colors.
Here are a few of the mock ups I made during that exploring phase with three colors.
I knew for this quilt sample, I wanted to use Ruby + Bee Cotton Solids. I've used them before in my Rosecity Quilt and they are beautifully saturated and have such a soft hand. I finally picked these three colors to use after lots of debate: Majorelle Blue, Field Mouse and Perfect Pink.
Mock Ups always read different than the actual fabric colors in real life. Before committing to this palette, I ordered the fabrics from an online shop. And when they got here, I knew this would be exactly what I wanted.
I jumped right in and even the trimmings while making this quilt top were gorgeous.
The Color Chaos Quilt Pattern provides information on how to make it using the Modern Solid design and a Color Explosion design (34 fabrics). When I am working with the 34 fabrics, I like to work block by block. It is easier to stay organized that way. But, with the Modern Solid, each block is exactly the same. So, instead, I would work column by column. I sewed 4 blocks at a time and it made for great chain piecing and batch processing.
Sewing this version of the Color Chaos quilt was very meditative and fast. It definitely came together the quickest out of all of them.
It was pouring rain the day I finished this and I had to rush off to get to my longarm quilter in time. So, I snuck a few photos in our living room of the top before it got its final quilting on it.
Emily of So Sunny Quilts worked her magic on this quilt top. I went back and forth between two designs but I landed on the Arches pantograph. It naturally has a lot of lines spaced in a way that creates great dense texture. And the pantograph feels modern and I love the curved lines against the sharp lines of the top's piecing.
I do love having photos of myself with my work. But, at times I get anxious and feel a little exposed during these photoshoots. So, I typically end up doing something goofy to offset my mood. Cue the leg kick!
The lighting on these next several photos really highlights the quilting. I love love the movement.
A few more shots of quilting details coming up. Just can't stop!
I've said it before and I will never stop saying it. I want to move into this studio. Before we wrap up this blogpost, I have one more set of images to share. We also took this quilt up onto the roof top to grab photos of it with the city all around it.
That we have it! I hope you find some inspiration and make your own Color Chaos quilt!