Linking up with '2013 - A Lovely Year of Finishes' with Fiber of All Sorts
Using the iPad, 'Paper' app to draft up the front and the backing. My sketching skills are not awesome but you can see how easy this app is to use especially for drafting up Quilt ideas.
|Brainstorm of the Backing.|
Here is an example of a good sketch using the Paper app. This is one of my flatmate's sketches. He has kindly allowed me to use one of his sketches on my blog - he also has his own blog - Republic of Colour - check out some of his work!
|Cutting the squares|
|Lining the squares up|
|Simple Quilt Top Complete!|
|This wont make much sense - basically each colour had 60" left, I needed to break this up into one large, one medium and two smaller skyscrapers (using percentages).|
|Skyscrapers in Progress|
|Completed backing, Thanks to Marlon for doing an excellent job of holding this out for me|
|Un-picking one of the horizons - I had one too many|
|Front and Back together|
Some questions... How should I quilt this bearing in mind that I want to keep in simple and modern? I was thinking of a meandering pattern but will that work with the backing fabric? Also I want to be able to hide the piecing lines on the backing as much as possible. Your thoughts would be highly appreciated!
Goal Setting. I will come back with something a bit more concrete in my next post, but my two main goals are to have a minimum of one quilt completed per month. And secondly, to ensure each quilt is treated with utmost precision (no cutting corners which I have been guilty of I the past). Bare with me whilst I sort out my goals, I only came across this link up yesterday, so a little unprepared.
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