Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Designing A Quilt
My daughter wants me to make her an art quilt for her condo. I am looking forward to making it but nervous, as I am technically not an "art quilter". I usually prefer a pattern! (Actually let's say I always prefer a pattern! I may change the pattern, but I like having a starting point!) I'm excited about the challenge but I've been putting it on the back burner and making other things because I was kind of chicken to get started....
Last summer we sat down and looked at art quilts so I could get an idea of what she liked and what she is looking for. We even drew out a sketch, she picked out her fabric, and she bought me some butcher paper so I could draw out the final design. And there it sat in my sewing room for the last six months while I worked on other projects :)
She visited this weekend so I suggested she helped me draw out the final design and wow! I'm so glad I did because she came up with some great ideas that I never would have thought of! She also had a definite preference on how she wanted the border and certain design elements in the quilt so I was really glad that I'd asked for her input, this way I have a better chance of making something she's going to like and want to hang on her wall!
Now I am super excited to start working on it - and who knows? Maybe Michelle has quilt pattern designing in her future :)