Mary Lane Brown


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This quilt is a 54"x54" quilt I am calling Shadowboxer. It is made using 2 Moda crossweaves as the hex shapes and a moda grunge + solid as the two shadow colors. This was inspired by a 1970's purse I saw while thrifting. I thought it would translate well into a monochrome quilt and when I saw the challenge posted that very week I knew I had to try. I chose green because it is my favorite color. A friend remarked that the quilt looks like a Turtle Shell which is so true. I figured out a simpler construction method toward the end and it was so much easier I know I want to make another quilt like this perhaps in a neutral color scheme of warm whites. I quilted the top/bottom of each hex in the ditch and then did straight line quilting 1/4" apart in the shadow sections that followed the angles of the shadow. I used a green variegated Affinity thread.



  • Malka Dubrawsky 4y

    Oh man, I totally love this quilt. it goes beyond being a quilt and becomes a textile. By that I mean it celebrates pattern and design. Amazingly, it seems to do that with the simplest of shapes, squares and triangles. It's all about how you manipulated the values. It's a quilt of illusion and I'm a big fan.
    Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!
  • Mary Brown 4y

    Thank you Malka!
  • Helen in the UK 4y

    Love it :)
  • LuckyLou07 3y

    this is really cool. congratulations!
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