|The sun was not playing nice for the photoshoot, so the colours look a little off here.|
Its so different working with solids. The layout/pattern is everything I think. Equilateral triangles are actually really interesting to look at. Your brain tries to rationalise the shapes you are seeing, and picks a million and one different things out from the jumble of colours. For example, I keep seeing snowy topped mountains, radioactive symbols and hexagons of all shapes an sizes.
This quilt was done on commission, through my etsy store, for a lovely lady in Canada. She was very specific about the colours that she wanted, which was actually really helpful. I didn't have to second guess myself too much, which I do all the time when making for others.
I straight line quilted either side of the diagonal lines, but not the horizontal ones, to create a diamond lattice pattern on the back. I really like this aspect, and I think it ties in with the bold geometric feel of the front.
One thing I did notice about using only solids is that it creates a much stiffer and heavier quilt. It must just be down to the weight of the fabric. My Love Bento quilt is much much heavier and stiffer than my Snowball Quilt and they are about they same size. I think personally, I prefer the softer quilts, but at least you can tell it is good quality fabrics.
I'm kind of dreading how much the postage on this will be, from the UK to Canada. Does anyone have any experience? (Paging Susan here!)