100 Days – Week of Solids – Featured Quilt 1

This wonderful vibrant quilt, called “Zitronenfalter” (the English translation is “Brimstone Butterfly”) was made by Ulrike Kittel who blogs at liebingsdecke Quilts.


Ulrike was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for us.

What inspired the quilt?

Yellow and grey is my favorite color combination and I also love simple designs. Actually, when I stumbled upon this design (I am using the Electric Quilt software and find the Symmetry function the most useful tool), I wanted to go for a flying geese pattern. But then I found the flying geese too straight, even for my liking of tidy patterns. So I played around with the same block and literally stumbled upon this design. It is the same block all over but every alternate block is turned 90 degrees. It actually gives the quilt a nice twist.

What do you love most about using all solids?

I think using solids gives a quilt such a clear design – the eye is not distracted by the pattern of the fabric, but follows the lines of the block pattern. Also, I like to quilt by hand and like to see those lines, too.

Along with her blog, you can see more of Ulrike’s work in her flickr stream.

4 thoughts on “100 Days – Week of Solids – Featured Quilt 1

  1. I am in awe of your quilts, the designs and especially the colors. You have an eye for matching colors that other people wouldn’t think of doing and they come out amazing.

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