Sunday, December 16, 2007

Finally Finished

The large quilt I've been working on is finally finished. It is large: 46 1/2" high by 52 1/2" wide. Any ideas for a name would be gratefully appreciated!

This one took forever to completely. Guess that is what I get for starting (and mostly finishing) a book in November. It was an interesting process. When the writing wasn't working, I'd quilt until I knew what to write. I've started a new quilt. Hopefully it will work the other way too!

I'm going to try to keep track of creative process (a warm up for the Take it Further Challenge

So to start it off, here it what sparked the idea:

Here are potential fabrics:

I'm intending to use mostly the black and white with only a small bit of the greens for shock value.

To start, I freehand drew a stem on the fabric in pencil and slashed it with my rotary cutter. I placed one of the greens underneath and I'm reverse appliquing the black to create the stem. This is what it looks like so far:

Hopefully while I work on this, the next idea for what I'm writing will come to me. I know what it is supposed to be, but not the execution. Sounds like how I quilt.