My second entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, will be in the LARGE QUILT CATEGORY. Presenting: The Optical Illusion Quilt.
A black & white quilt had always been on my bucket list, along with making an optical illusion quilt. The logical choice was to marry both together!
This is the second time I made this quilt design. The first, Black + White = Illusion was quite an adventure! When I decided to make it again (Illusion Number Two), it became quite the misadventure! I misplaced my original notes and directions. When I finally found them...I could barely make heads or tails out of it!
Not letting that stop me, I eventually figured out what I needed to do! Lot's of black and white, strip piecing, tiny squares...all pieced to perfection!
|51" x 75"|
I machine quilted this one using Aurifil White thread in an organic (very) vortex design. It turned out much better than I thought or hoped it would. Perfect for this illusion!
I love how the white shows up on the back. Black & white...keeping with the theme!
When it came to laying out the blocks on the design wall, it was harder than it looked! One wrong block and there goes the illusion! Which in fact was exactly what I did! It was an easy fix and all ended well!
I'm sure this design will be revisited again one day. I might even change it up a bit! For someone who thrives on color, this was totally the opposite of that! Which is a good thing! Change it up, step outside the box and push yourself...that is the wonderful thing about designing and quilting!
Kona Black & White Fabric
51" x 75"
Aurifil White Thread
Warm & Natural Batting
Entered in the LARGE QUILT CATEGORY