What began as an experiment with strips sets became something of an improv piecing puzzle. I wanted some of the shapes to nestle together, which made for some interesting piecing. I finally got my atomic shapes arranged and added plenty of negative space for quilting.
I used a combination of straight line and free motion quilting to created some ghost atoms, which I really love. The free motion design is a squared off meander.
I finally got to use the Shades of Grey chain link print, which is a favorite of mine. The large scale makes it perfect for backing. I added an Echo print to one side to make it wide enough.
I'm happy I followed my instinct to add the little pop of mustard to contrast the starkness of the gray and white.
I think I've decided I want some curves in my atoms in future. If I dabble with this design again I'd use applique to create the shapes which probably rules out strips sets for this purpose. Solids would be nice though I think.
This is a throw size quilt, 50 x 58, perfect over the couch or at the end of the bed. It is in my shop.sold.