We are taking a quick break from Skirting the Issue for one day to keep up with our Modern Quilt Along Series. This month the theme is Asymmetry in Modern quilting!
Asymmetry is defined as lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something or a lack of symmetry, for lack of a better explanation. So in symmetry both sides of something are matching or alike, and in asymmetry both sides of an object are different, like in our case a quilt.
Let’s look at a few examples…
Here is a quilt I made for a Modern Dresden challenge a couple of weeks ago. I was using scraps so that helped right off the bat with the asymmetry of the quilt. I also positioned the dresdens in the bottom half of the quilt top so that the top and bottom wouldn’t be matching.
This flying geese quilt block that we did for our Quilt Block of the Month Series last year is also a good one for asymmetry. And all the directions for making one are in the link!
The Stardust Modern Triangle Quilt by Bryan House Quilts is a great example of using asymmetry in a quilt pattern. And the fact that it is bold triangles gives it such a modern feel.
The asymmetrical look of the log cabin blocks on this quilt by Quirky Granola Girls are simple amazing. I love the effect of taking a symmetrical quilt block and turning it around to create something new and different. The effect is so inspiring to me!
And this spectacular Breaking the Grid quilt by Craft Happy that started out as some half-square triangle blocks and then moved into some asymmetrical goodness! LOVE it!
Are you ready to make something this month that is inspired by asymmetry?? Or even link up something you have made in the past for a chance to win some awesome prizes!