Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Circle Inset Quilt - Design Process

I would like to share with you one way I go about designing something.

I am working on my design wall. I started with those two circle insets I showed you a few days ago.

I continued adding more pieces to this.

I am starting to remove pieces and move them around. Here I have added some fabrics that were not in the original group.

Here you are beginning to see some major changes. I have not shown each and every photo I took after making changes. Up to this point there are at least 15 photos and of course I did not show each time I added something or moved something around.

It is getting much closer to being a work of art. I made more changes and took more photos after this one, but I am saving that for another time.

When you see a quilt that is simply squares, it doesn't just happen. A lot of decisions are made while laying it out on the design wall.
Working with these hand painted and dyed fabrics with their irregular patterns just adds to the challenge.

While this takes time, it is one of the things I really enjoy - CREATING ART!


Wen Redmond said...

Woo, color. It's delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

Thanks for sharing. It is exciting seeing it come to life.

Sherrie Spangler said...

You're so right when you say that a quilt that's "simply squares" doesn't just happen. When you have such simple design elements, you really have to master the colors! I love yours so far.