I never really understood why artists would make many versions of the same piece with only small variations. It seemed to me that if you were going to make something, then it would be much more fun to have more variety.
But now after seven years of quilting, I understand this. I've revisited a couple of quilts to try variations in color or piecing, because I enjoyed making the first one or because I saw room to improve on a design. In that spirit, here's a third bauhaus quilt.
my first bauhaus quilt was a literal take on a Josef Albers glass piece, the second bauhaus quilt was inspired by an Anni Albers weaving.
the third bauhaus quilt is the most original of the lot, vaguely inspired by the first two bauhaus quilts.
my original plan was a half square triangle medley. I bought the fabrics, but then switched gears.
the colors sort of follow the backing fabrics, two Lotta Jansdotter prints.
(I cut off three inches of the one fabric so the stripes would line up better, but then barely had enough fabric for the back. I cheated one corner by overtrimming but you still see a little of the selvedge text. drat.)
the backing fabric looks even better here.
I used purple for the binding. the whole time I was sewing the binding, I kept debating the choice. the idea of purple had popped into my head early in the process, and then I couldn't get it out even though it didn't quite make sense with the quilt. it seems sort of 90s, especially where the teal and purple meet. but it is more interesting than gray or black, and it was probably the best option among the fabrics I auditioned from my stash.
quilted with vertical lines, in a pattern that worked out evenly spaced even though I didn't think to plan it that way in advance.