Friday, March 23, 2018

Josef Albers Inspired Mini #1

I first heard about Josef Albers a couple of years ago, I think during a Montreal MQG meeting. I googled him and I immediately thought how his work would translate so beautifully into quilts. I found and installed an app on my iPad which allows you to play with Albers' colour studies. Super cool!

I have been playing with the app and thinking up ways to make a quilt inspired by his work for months now. And then during the Holidays, I decided to make a series of mini quilts inspired by Albers' colour studies.

The first mini is now done!


I used solids for this one so the colours would really shine - Kona Silver, Kona Black, Kona Mint and the small squares are Kona Iron. I think it's pretty cool how the Iron looks so different when next to Kona Black.


I quilted in the ditch around the small squares and then used my walking foot to stitch straight lines about 1/4" apart in the background.



Stats:
  • Pattern: My own design inspired by the work of Josef Albers
  • Size: 15" x 20" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Silver, Kona Black, Kona Mint and Kona Iron 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt 


And this is finish #5 on my 2018 FAL Q1 list! I'm killing my list this quarter!  :-)

11 comments:

  1. I first learned of Josef Albers through modern quilting also. Your quilting is perfect! Did you bury the threads or turn the quilt at the colored squares? Nice work!

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  2. I love Albers work as well and make a mini after one of his series a few years ago. It's quite amazing how different Iron looks against the black. I look forward to seeing this mini series grow for you. Do you have any plans for what you are going to do with the grouping of minis you make?

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  3. Never knew about Josef Albers....wow the inspiration is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  4. I've just started looking at Josef Albers' work for inspiration on a mini quilt I'll be making. Thanks for the tip on the app! I look forward to seeing your series too!

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  5. Wow, yeah! What a cool effect with the iron gray!

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  6. What a fun color study. The app look interesting. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to TGIFF.

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  7. FUN! Love the straight line quilting to make the colored rectangles pop!

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  8. What fun! I especially love the straight line quilting!!

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  9. Very fun mini! I really like how the little gray square looks so different when surrounded by the other colors.

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