Quilt Inspiration – My inspiration for this quilt was the golden color of the aspen leaves in the fall and the white and gray of the aspen tree trunks.
I used a palette of modern print fabrics: nine fat quarters in shades of gold, and gold with white and grey contrasted with twelve fat quarters in shades of gray and gray and white. I used a half square triangle design which I felt mimicked the look of the leaves and developed a random pattern of combining the golds with the grays to give the appearance of a modern interpretation of a forest of aspen trees.
These fabric colors are not ones that I would normally gravitate towards, but I really love how this quilt turned out and it is now one of my favorite designs. I guess this is why going outside your comfort zone is a good thing.
Longarm Quilted by Cindy Carey of North Star Quilting in a large modern wave pattern that is reminiscent of the wind blowing through the trees.
Photographed on the Conundrum Trail outside of Aspen, Colorado and on top of the Grand Mesa, Colorado.
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