Inspiration has total disregard for deadlines. - Rachel Singh
This is for the Modern Quilt Guild's - Riley Blake Challenge. The fabric was distributed months back but I found the colors challenging to work with. I could not think of one thing to make till the day before the deadline.
I was looking through my Pinterest boards when I came across this pin. I had been meaning to try a wonky improv dresden block but never quite got around to it. Then suddenly it reminded me of the Riley Blake Challenge fabrics which IMO are very clashy and have no theme.
I quickly put together some initial dresden leaves. Liked what I saw and kept going. I made one set of leaves using the bright colors then decided to make the next set using the darker ones. I threw in gray as the background. The two sets of leaves looked completely different from each other and I thought to myself what an 'Antithesis' - akin to a lot of things in my life these days. I had found a name for the quilt.
I ran with the theme and finished the quilt top. I noticed that the bright side was not wonky enough so added extensions with the orange fabric to make it more uneven.
I was not sure if I wanted to really put in an all nighter and complete the quilt. However it was a day off from work and after my morning tea I felt up for the challenge. I quilted 'Antithesis' in the same theme. Sombre straight lines 1/4" apart in the happy half and fun wavy lines 1/4" in the gloomy half.
Finally bound it using this timely tip from Michelle over at Factotum of Arts. Her quilt is absolutely gorgeous.
After all this I think I made the deadline. If not - oh well, till inspiration strikes again.