As a trained city planner, I notice how public spaces can create interaction with its users. Is the space welcoming? Are there comfortable places to sit? Is the area stimulating with art pieces or story telling components? Having worked with public transportation for half of my career, I am especially fascinated with transportation hubs. People are trying to get from point A to B and often aren’t looking around. Yet designers want to create engaging spaces and one way to do that is to maintain clear and vibrant paths of travel with visually appealing wall art. For this month’s Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids challenge, I wanted to recreate the look of subway tiles. With no pattern and the need for almost perfect piecing, I was up to the challenge. Here are the colors I started with:
I choose rectangles to distinguish the quilt from more traditional square tile designs and went with a muted bright palatte. The colors would be bright in an underground subway station yet not show dirt as quickly. The final creation makes my heart sing! The color placement allows for your eyes to flow throughout the piece and is aesthetically pleasing. Even though I am not sure where this piece will live in my house, it will always remind me of traveling.