I saw this painting on Flickr and received the artist's permission to use it as inspiration for my doll quilt. If it wasn't in my partner's colours, I probably wouldn't have noticed it: it provided a great starting point. The amazing colour-block work of artist Josef Albers was on my mind as I made this quilt, as well.
I began by cutting several sized squares, rectangles and strips of the blues and purples as well as 1", 1.25", 2" and 2.5" strips of Kona white. I started making units, then just jigsawed them all together, adding strips and squares where necessary to make up the final square.
I felt the composition needed some weight. So, the blue block on the right was added and I used my machine triple-stitch with white thread to quilt the squares. I think those white squares help to tie it in with the rest of the quilt (especially the column of squares on the far left side).
Now, I just have to post it and hope my partner likes it enough to hang it on her wall. Fingers crossed!