|Bend, don't Break 62"62"|
For me, being flexible in design and construction is key and also a good reminder in life. Rather than use a predetermined line on a ruler or specific degree for the angles, I chose what felt right and simply built from there.
|QDAD@Qcon 2017 Special Exhibit|
|Digital mock up|
I printed with the digital design I had created using Inkscape, (a free software program) and included the grid for reference. My first shot at it was way too small a scale - clearing quilt math is not my forte.
|Design Wall progress|
Auditioning what goes where as the quilt evolved was a fun part of the process. The same exact fabric looked lighter or darker depending on what was next to it. A trick of the eye made decisions even more fun.
I'm beaming with pride having three of my quilts in the show and having contributed blocks to two collaborative quilts made by my incredibly talented #beesewcial mates Hillary Goodwin entropyalwayswins The Story of Us and Stephanie Ruyle spontaniousthreads Direction Optional that took 1st place in the Group Bee category. Don't you've the way I'm pointing to them Vanna White style?!
Encouraging Original Design
Looking over the 2016 Finishes I really love the variety of what I've been making. Bend, don't Break was definitely a stand out for my personal creative growth. Seven were original designs, One a QAL with an original layout and the oldest WIP in the bunch a traditional pattern from a book (instert shocked face here)
Pin swapping was not nearly as active in Savannah like it had been in Austin and Pasadena the previous QuiltCons but I do like commemorating the event with a little token. I made several to exchange and this was one.
It was fantastic to meet in real life a few of the QDADers and love this group picture - you can see a peak of my quilt in the background on the right. Fun Stuff!
|Some of the QDADers at QCon|
My Previous Blogger's Quilt Festival Entries:
CastlesIn The Sand – Original Design
Perspective – Small Quilt
Goats Askew - Original Design
IG Mini - Mini
Capitola Crossing - Modern
Look Who's Walking - Small Quilt
Giant X-Plus - Scrappy
Rip Tide - ROYGBIV
Tassels - Group/Bee
Ring Around the Briar Rosies - Baby Quilt
Old Italian Block - Scrap/ROYGBIV/Bed
Catalyst (aka Mod Mosaic) - my first time to participate
A chance to share a special quilt and the story behind it is much appreciated, so that you Amy's Creative Side. You can see all the link ups HERE.