This is the second quilt I made for my quilt group's challenge, Gray Plus One, in which we are to use only shades of gray and one other color. My first one, "City Lights" used yellow and this one, as yet unnamed" uses turquoise. I was going to do an elephant quilt, but my friend Carolyn urged me to make another abstract, since that seems to be my thing. She was right and I had a lot of fun making this. Although, as with my City Lights quilt, I had a hard time keeping to the size restriction, 18 x 24. Even though I thought I had it just right, after quilting and squaring up, it falls a bit short. Oh, well, I tried.
I also had a difficult time deciding how to quilt it. I stared at it for a week before I took the plunge. I thought that straight line walking foot quilting would look good, but didn't want to do the whole thing that way, too tedious and labor intensive. And I didn't want to do anything wavy or curvy. So I ended up doing some straight lines, mostly on the silk Dupioni, free motion angular meandering and some innies/outies on the hand dyed cotton.
As for the name, I'm thinking of "No Elephants Here" and let everyone who sees it wonder why, or just add it to my Configurations Series, this being #8