Parenthetically Speaking…

I really, really like parentheses. Seriously. If there is anything I like more than a good set of parentheses it’s a good set of brackets. Yep, I’m a geek.And just because I’m a quilter now doesn’t mean that my inner typographer is going away. I will always love brackets. Hence we have Parenthetical…

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The thing is that I have found I really like chopping fabric up into tiny pieces, but I knew I had to do something to show off my birdie prints. The problem is that I so often don’t like quilts that just feel like they are there as props for the prints. So I didn’t want to make a quilt that screamed, “Look at these prints!!!” So one, two, three I decided to wrap everything in brackets and thing of each center square as an aside rather than a declaration. (I hope that makes even a modicum of sense.)

Again, I designed this for Pear Tree, but I think it is a great pattern for mixing big and medium (or even small) prints. My favorite part is actually the border of off-white around each of the center squares. While most of my quilts involve tons of open space, this one just has that tiny oasis of calm that I think really lets things pop.

Oh, and lest I forget credit where it is due, this too was quilted by the fantastic Angela Walters. Yay Angela!!!

Oh, and one other thing. Know what I’ve really learned about Pear Tree? I think the loops print is the bestest binding print ever in the history of everness. At least right now; that will probably change once I get my hands on Flock… I think I did all three of my patterns using the pink loops for the binding. Once I find something I like, I stick with it…

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Anyway, the pattern for Parenthetical is now available in the good old online shop and will be available for wholesale orders next week… Eeek!!!

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Can’t wait until this one gets home for good (eventually), ’cause Bee has quite resolutely laid claim to it. She’s kinda quilt greedy, and I love that about her.

Hugs,
Thomas

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3 Responses to Parenthetically Speaking…

  1. 1

    I absolutely love this quilt. Your background in typography really shows in the way you balance your quilts. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  2. 2
    Stephanie Hicks says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I just love this quilt!

  3. 3

    That’s a cute design. I like how the larger square is sliced in half with two prints. Ok, but I’ll also admit that I love quilts that are just props for the fabrics. LOL, my Colorbrick quilt is still one of my favorites and it most definitely is a prop!

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