Today’s the day that I am allowed to share my third quilt that will hang at QuiltCon this year! This is Agave. It was designed using my improv paper piecing design technique, with spiky succulents as my inspiration.
In my quest to keep trying to use different color palettes, I decided to make this my first all purple quilt. Well, to be fair, the background color is a very soft blue. But the rest of the solids are all in the purple family! I chose to create a column of full blocks just to the left of center. In each of the columns reaching to the right and left, one spike was removed while piecing, in random locations. I love, love, love the fact that by the time you reach the far right, you only see one spike per block and the color has faded to nearly match the background.
I quilted with Aurifil 50 weight thread in a “v” shaped pattern with my lines turning as they hit the center of the complete block column.
The lines are tightly spaced, about a 1/4″ apart. I thought that this Allison Glass print worked really nicely for the backing!
Agave is featured in the QuiltCon Magazine, 2018 addition. The magazine is available now and you can find it here.