While waiting for someone I had driven to an extended medical appointment I took out a graph paper notebook and started doodling quilt block designs. One that I really liked I drew up in Electric Quilt 7 when I got home and worked on coloring it up.
Loved it! Once I had decided to use two bright warms and two bright cools - with two values of each on a light grey background, I was off to the fabric store. I selected fabrics from P&B Textiles for the most part. I did have to select a teal batik to get one tone and the black and grey are both marble/shadow fabrics.
This quilt came together exactly as I envisioned it - a lap quilt for friends who are moving to a new home. I named this quilt "Four Friends".
I love how the use of a darker triangle at the intersection really reinforces the visual illusion that one block weaves under the next.
I quilted with shadow lines 1/2-inch inside each of the grey areas.
I decided to use the black borders to work as a logical break point for the continuous design.