I decided to join in. The minute I received my three fat quarters, I was reminded of trees, birch in particular. I let my ideas percolate for a few weeks, sketched my inspiration and went from there.
Actually starting to cut the fabric is always difficult for me. I seem to be plauged by doubts at this point - what if I can't convey my idea, what if it doesn't work, or I waste the fabric. In typical me style, I started the quilt, hit a hiccup, and let it rest until the day before it was due to enter. Of course. Procrastination is apparently part of the process for me.
I loved playing with perspective while making this quilt. It was so fun and adds another dimension.
The background fabric is a Moda grey that I have in my stash - it plays really well with the tones of the Robert Kaufman Metallics. The only other fabric I used was a warm grey that my baby had recently pulled from my stash, that worked perfectly.
I used an awesome silvery/pearly metallic thread to quilt it. I was terrified to use this type of thread as it was new to me but it turned out to be easy. Slow and steady does the trick. I didn't even need to change my needle type.
I've named this quilt "organic" as the entire process of making it was extremely raw and earthy. I let the fabric and thread decide what it will become, one slice, stitch, and press at a time. I didn't have a planned size, or a block design, just a feeling of shadows and trees and light. It slowly evolved into the essence, as opposed to a replica, of my inspiration. I think I'll keep it.
|Oh look! An actual label (maybe my second ever...)|
|Put a bird, or three, on it. :)|