Black and White Deconstructed Quilt Finished

Quilt: Lenten Twelves Three

Watching: Season Two of Blue Bloods

Favorite Part of Quilt: diagonal straight-line quilting in just the grey areas

Place for Improvement: experimenting with the connective quilting after rearranging

black and white modern deconstructed quilt rearranged
 
deconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt
 
rearrangeabledeconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt
 
deconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt with DIY professional label
 
deconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt
deconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt
 
deconstructed and printed black and white modern quilt

To read more about this Lenten Twelves series, follow the links below:

Introduction to Lenten Twelves

Printing Stripes on Quilts

Fresh Deconstructed Quilt Finish

Quilt: Lenten Twelves Two (2017)

Listening to While Quilting: Invisibilia (Season Three)

Favorite Part of Quilt: I love this quilt so much, it can't be just one.

Place for Improvement:

  • turning corners with serger and tucking in the loose ends
  • hiding white batting edges
printed and deconstructed modern wall quilt in fresh spring colors
 
printed and deconstructed modern wall quilt rearranged from grid to line
 

To read more about this Lenten Twelves series, follow the links below:

Introduction to Lenten Twelves

Lenten Twelves Two Progress (beginning)

Citrus Printing onto Lenten Twelve Two

Mustard Stripes Wall Quilt Completed

Quilt: Lenten Twelves One (2017)

Listening to While Quilting: Despacito (Remix Audio) ft. Justin Bieber on repeat

Favorite Part of Quilt: my first experiment with stripes printed on quilts

Place for Improvement: printing stripes with thinner ink for more even printing

mustard Lenten Twelves One printed, quilted, and faced

I have to write a lot for grad school. (One year from my PhD if anyone else is counting!) Because of that, writing on the blog does not bring me joy right now. However, formulas do, so in true scientist fashion, I am going to follow this formula of indexing my quilts with: the music/tv/podcast I was listening to while working on it, my favorite part of the quilt, and something I want to improve upon. Thanks for sticking with me.

mustard Lenten Twelves One modern quilt printed with stripes, quilted and faced
 
mustard Lenten Twelves One modern quilt quilted and faced
 
mustard Lenten Twelves One modern quilt printed with stripes, quilted and faced
 
mustard Lenten Twelves One modern quilt printed with stripes, quilted and faced

To read more about this Lenten Twelves series, follow the links below:

Introduction to Lenten Twelves

Lenten Twelves One Progress (beginning)

Printing Stripes on Quilts

Citrus Printing onto Lenten Twelve Two

New screen!!! I designed a new citrus pattern and made a screen of the one-color version to print on quilts. I love it!! I am so thankful that I have the resources at the College of Textiles to put patterns on acetate and then burn them onto screens. 

printed and quilted summery LentenTwelve modern quilt close-up | LovelyandEnough
 
new acetate for a citrus screen
 
making screens in the dark room | LovelyandEnough

With new screen in hand, I printed a translucent white onto my springy mini quilt.

a new citrus screen for printing quilts | LovelyandEnough
 

Then I free-motion quilted around a trailing path of fruits and leaves and finished off the background with scattered aqua straight-line quilting. I love how it is turning out! I will definitely be trying more of these this summer. Next up is chopping this quilt into teeny minis and then finishing them with my serger!

printed and quilt fresh modern mini quilt by LovelyandEnough

To read more about this Lenten Twelves series, follow the links below:

Introduction to Lenten Twelves

Lenten Twelves One Progress (beginning)

Lenten Twelves Two Progress (beginning)

Printing Stripes on Quilts

Printing Stripes on Quilts

I have a new screen! It's a 12" x 12" square of graphic lines, and I love it! I masked out the bottom so that it would line up perfectly with two seams in my mustard Lenten Twelves One. Although I think my printing ink should've been a bit thinner to get in the crevices better, I like the overall effect, and I am excited to try it on more quilts!

Graphic white stripes screen-printed onto a mustard quilt | by Kelsey Boes
 
graphic white stripes screen-printed onto a mustard quilt | by Kelsey Boes
 
Graphic white stripes screen-printed onto a mustard quilt | by Kelsey Boes

Right after printing Lenten Twelve One, I ironed this grey guy flat onto the printing board and printed him too! It is so fun to add movement with such a graphic statement atop a quilt. 

Lenten Twelve quilt sketch #3 with modern minimal black lines over-printed | Lovely and Enough
 
Lenten Twelve quilt sketch #3 with modern minimal black lines over-printed, still on the printing board | Lovely and Enough
 
modern evening star quilt still on the printing board, printed with modern black lines | Lovely and Enough

I didn't really mean for the second set of lines to perfectly align with the center of the quilt, but oh well! When you're sketching, sometimes your pencil lines don't quite go where you meant. When you're quilt sketching, I think the same is true.

Lenten Twelve quilt sketch #3 with modern minimal black lines over-printed | Lovely and Enough
 
Lenten Twelve quilt sketch #3 with modern minimal black lines over-printed | Lovely and Enough

Seeing my collection of Lenten Twelves grow this year has been fun. I feel like I am stretching my creative boundaries with these quilt sketches, and I am having a last in the process!

Lenten Twelve over-printed quilt sketches: #1, #2, and #3 | by Lovely and Enough

To read more about this Lenten Twelves series, follow the links below:

Introduction to Lenten Twelves

Lenten Twelves One Progress (beginning)

Lenten Twelves Two Progress (beginning)

Lenten Twelves One Finished

Lenten Twelves Begins Again

In 2014, my mom challenged me to feast into creativity during the season of Lent instead of fasting from something. We both set out to create a 12"x12" min quilt sketch each week to stretch our creative muscles and boundaries. These we named our "Lenten Twelves." That first year, I tried new piecing methods, explored ideas for printing on quilts, and most of all, had such a creative blast that I decided to repeat the ritual every year. You can check out her Lenten Twelves quilts on her blog, Fibermusing, as well as mine using the links below.

Lovely and Enough | Lenten Twelves 2015

Fibermusing | Lenten Twelves 2015

Lenten Twelve #1 by Jennifer Boes (my mom)

Lenten Twelve #1 by Jennifer Boes (my mom)

Lenten Twelve I by Kelsey Boes

Lenten Twelve I by Kelsey Boes

Last year, our Lenten explorations took on new sizes. My mom went from 12" squares to 15" squares, and I decided to play around with baby quilts. Since they weren't 12"x12," we decided to call our series Forms of Lent. My sister and boyfriend also participated, She stepped out of her architecture comfort zone and took a black and white photo each week. He explored a new material, walnut plywood, and designed and built a bench.

Lovely and Enough | Modern Courthouse Baby 2016

Fibermusing | Forms of Lent 2016

Forms of Lent #6 by Jennifer Boes (my mom)

Forms of Lent #6 by Jennifer Boes (my mom)

Modern Courthouse Baby Quilt 2 by Kelsey Boes

Modern Courthouse Baby Quilt 2 by Kelsey Boes

This year I am setting out to create mini quilt sketches again. Each quilt will be printed with a 12"x12" grid. Although I haven't completed a quilt a week yet, the creative juices are beginning to flow! I have sketched, designed, and cut the pieces for my first Lenten Twelve of 2017.

Let the Lenten Twelves begin!