Inspiration comes in strange ways. I began with Radiant fabric strips designed by Caryl Bryer Fallert and failed miserably at a design. Then as I pieced squares with the remnants I recalled the Art Nouveau elongated chairs designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his penchant for using cut out squares.
I wrote about this before but wanted to show the completed product, which I call Rennie.
While the quilting seems sparse I put a lot of thought into it, and based my design on a gate. I was thrilled to find a simplified version of the Mackintosh rose.
I traced the design onto the clear cover of a file folder and adapted that on a black and white photo of my top.
I added more horizontal quilting lines for stability and did more stitching in the ditch than usual. I used Superior smoke poly invisible thread and Sulky rayon 40 weight thread.
This now hangs in my sewing studio.