The 3rd challenge for Project Quilting is Tune into Texture. The challenge was to find some inspiration from something other than other quilts.
Over my quilting years, I have been interested in company logos and how many of them could be made into quilts. I looked through some of the pictures I collected for a geometric logo, then got out my graph paper and pencil and went to work designing.
I used the logo from Prairie Research Center. You can see it here.
I drew up the block to be about a 22" square.
Their logo uses 7 different blues. I didn't want to copy their logo just play with the design so I made it with 7 different shades of purple.
I then added borders made with linen to add a different texture. I also quilted a different pattern into each area (another chance to practice FMQ). To give it a stained glass affect, I added narrow black bias tape to separate each shape hence the name, Purple Stained Glass.
The borders are quilted with a 'chevron' stitch. It is basically an elongated zig zag stitch. The finished size of this quilt is approx. 35" x 41".
The backing fabric is fabric from my stash.
Created in Des Plaines, IL
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