Saturday, June 15, 2013

Opt Art Mini

When I confessed myself a Slow Blogger I had not foreseen how slow things would be over here. Life has struck with full force again and my daytime job needs all my time and energy now. I hope it won’t last very long.

Sewing time has been scarce and almost the only thing I managed to finish is a Mini Quilt for the Challenge over at Ellison Lane Quilts.

My newest inspiration comes for the art of the Sixties. “Optical Art” or “Opt Art” is something that drew my attention already in school when we visited an Exhibition called “Sixties Design”. I rediscovered my knack for bicolor geometry when flipping through this book (found at my Doctor’s waiting room):

I started browsing the web and found so many designs I want to turn into quilts. Seeing my limited sewing time I started with a super simple one (squint your eyes a bit, it makes me dizzy (o: )

Opt Art Mini

I quilted it with a centrical spiral design – which was quite difficult. I admire all those quilters out there who quilt giant spirals on large quilt tops!

Opt Art Mini 2

Infact, I made a matching one that still needs a binding. These are going to be ultra-modern mug rugs.

Thanks for visiting!

P.S. Next week I might get my free tutorial for a “Neck Bean Bag” done and up. If I happen to find enough time and energy.


  1. Relax, that's the word. And the best way to relax for a quilter is together with your fabrics. Have a good weekend!

  2. Christine, your mini is so cool! Thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge! :)

  3. I absolutely love plays on stripes. SO fun!!

  4. Such a groovy mini - love your circular quilting with the stripey fabrics!

  5. I think we all have too many balls to juggle at once! Your mini is fab, simple but very clever.

  6. Gorgeous mini. I am in awe of your perfect alignment with those stripes.
    Sorry to hear work is full on again... ditto here too.
    Not long until the retreat at least xxxx

  7. I LOVE how you arranged those stripes! Such a clever idea and it's so effective - not to mention technically amazing! I hope you get more sewing time soon :)

  8. Wow - I am seriously impressed with how your stripes are alternatively lined up! Not actually a simple accomplishment. It's awesome. :)


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