Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Inspired by QuiltCon Edition

Other quilters inspire me. It's a fact. Whether it's Anna Maria Horner's free quilt patterns, my Instagram feed, show and tell at the guild, or anything Renee and Jess FMQ, I step away feeling this: I. Need. To. Quilt. The day after getting home from QuiltCon, I felt like diving straight back into my project for the Cascade Fabric Challenge, sponsored by Windham Fabrics, through our guild (the designer, Jessica Levitt, is our founder and current VP). It's due at our March meeting in two weeks. Where I originally had decided to just improv piece some rectangles and squares in color sections...


...I suddenly wanted to chop them all up. I borrowed my friend Sarah's book by Sherri Lynn Wood (The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters) on the first plane ride (thanks Sarah!) and that curve improv just stuck with me. So here I am, using a ruler sparingly, but still somewhat planning out the layout of where those curves will lie on the overall quilt. So far, I'm completely loving it! Some of the curves and inserted lines will look like they go right into the background (Free Spirit solid in Eggshell). I can't wait to finish this top - hopefully by the end of the week! Improv is hard work!


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13 comments:

  1. Oh I love those curves! They add a whole new dimension.

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  2. Love it! The curves will be awesome; can't wait to see how it evolves. :)

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  3. Can't wait to see how this project turns out!

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  4. The curves are adding so much to the piecing, and I can't wait to see how it breaks up the blocks to float against the background in areas. Very nice!

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  5. I know what you mean, sometimes it's fun to take something you had a plan for and completely change it! Enjoy and please share when you finish it...

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  6. Yay! I'm glad you were able to put the inspiration to use so quickly! :D

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  7. I look forward to seeing the result of your inspiration!

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  8. I like your ideas here. It is looking good. I am glad you got inspired.

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  9. the curves really add a unique element to the blocks, they look awesome! Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together :) Any thoughts on quilting yet?

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  10. Those slight curves are really enhancing the design!

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  11. Those slight curves are really enhancing the design!

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  12. This is looking good! Can't wait to see where your inspiration takes you!

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  13. This is one of the things I love about quilting too ... there's such an abundance of amazing people sharing inspiring work. (Love the colours you're working with!)

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