i wanna be a quilter: part 3. i am obviously insane.

so with quilt number one under my belt, i decided it was high time to dive right in to the deep end and get to going on a grown up lady quilt for myself. i could have started simple. a random patchwork or something from a nice pattern maybe. but, um, have you met me? (ok, maybe you actually haven't met me, but if you had, you would know that this is decidedly not my style.) aaaaanyways, a few months back, the lovely erin at design for mankind posted this print by bauhaus textile maven anni albers:

and i immediately fell in love. if you aren't familiar with anni albers' work, pop on over here and prepare to be thrilled. absolutely everything she made is magic. anyways! saw print, gasped with adoration, and thought: QUILT!
i mean, could it be more perfect? who knows, maybe that was anni's original intention. maybe there's a quilt of this exact design already floating around out there somewhere... in any case, i figured i'd try my hand at one too. imitation, flattery and all that. so here's my humble take on it:

that's a lot of triangles.
the original wasn't quite large enough to make a queen sized quilt with a grid of three inch squares, so i had to extend the design a a bit, which was actually far more difficult than i had anticipated. i've obviously switched up the colors and am throwing in a few yellow triangles for accents. i've got two blocks done so far, and many, many, more to go. this one is gonna keep me busy for a good long time. i can't wait to see how it shapes up, and i'll share more as it comes along.


  1. looks gorgeous! excited to see pics as you work.

  2. I love it... it is going to be fabulous!

    Also, if you get to do this Anni Albers project then does this mean that I get to try and creatively reproduce one of those Louise Bourgeois textiles?

  3. um, yes please on the louise bourgeois!!!! we can have an anni + louise quilt-athon! it will be brilliant!

  4. OMG t that is a lot of triangles! You are fearless & fabulous!