Monday, April 21, 2014

Shadow Sawtooth - a finish!

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and this week is looking like it will be nothing short of crazy, as I plan out and prep far too many projects for my yearly journey up to Atlanta for The Stash Bash. It's always better to have too many projects to pick from to work on than not enough, right? For the last week, I've been trying to recover from the fun I had at SewDown Nashville - it was such a great time, I can hardly even describe it in words. One thing I can do, though, is show you one of my recent finishes that I shared for the first time in Nashville, at my lecture, Shadow Sawtooth.

Shadow Sawtooth on a nearly cloudless day

The lecture I gave in Nashville was about applying modern aesthetics to traditional, classic quilt blocks to yield modern traditional quilts. Everything from applying interesting, alternate grid work to a classic block to adding asymmetry to a block, to unexpected uses of color. This quilt is by far and away one of my favorite class/lecture samples I've made to date, and it could be the color combinations, it could be the quilting, or it could be the way that your eye can often "lose" the grayscale sawtooth stars as you take in the center star in all its glory, but all in all, I adore this quilt.

Shadow Sawtooth - FMQ Detail

It's sewn up in Kona solids, in Kona Ash, Medium Gray, Charcoal, Curry, Cerise, and Pool. The quilting is another part of this quilt that really grabs me. I used several different shades of Aurifil, from a variegated gray (#4670) to a fuchsia (#2588), yellow (#2135), and aqua (#2835) to match the center star.

Shadow Sawtooth - in Kona Solids

It's a super simple quilt that totally goes to show you how the use of color can absolutely change a quilt - and I can't wait to find the perfect place to hang it up at home! Happy Monday everyone :)

Quilt Stats
name: Shadow Sawtooth
size: 36" square
pattern: none - just used a classic Sawtooth Star block throughout
fabrics: Kona Ash, Medium Gray, Charcoal, Curry, Cerise, and Pool
quilting: L's in 40 wt Aurifil variegated gray (#4670), L's in 50 wt Aurifil yellow (#2135), fat L's in 50 wt Aurifil fuchsia (#2588), and zig zag in 50 wt Aurifil aqua (#2835)


  1. I just love this quilt! The colors you've chosen are perfect for the design, and your quilting is lovely. Beautiful work, as always! Will you be offering this up as a pattern any time soon?

  2. This is a lovely quilt. Thank you again for all the fun in Nashville and I hope you have a great time sewing and relaxing at the Stash Bash.

  3. This quilt is a stunner, love the simplicity of the pattern in big blocks & the solid colours yet the overall effect makes you go wow!

  4. So purdy. Can't wait to see you!!!

  5. Gorgeous quilt! I so wish I knew about The Stash Bash sooner! I live in Atlanta and am always thinking about how, for being such a big city, none of those events seem to ever be local for me! I'll have to plan on it for next year!

  6. Great quilt... Have it bookmarked for a future project :)

  7. It's beautiful! Very eye-catching! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend

  8. I love the grey and mustard yellow together! It looks great, nice finish!

  9. Стильно и красиво.


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