Today I’m sharing another quilt from my book – Modern Rainbow: 14 Imaginative Quilts that Play with Color. If you’d like a signed copy, you can buy one in my shop. You can also purchase one from Amazon or a local quilt shop. Or, if you will be at QuiltCon, Stash will be selling some copies in their booth; I think quantities may be limited.Huckleberry is one of my favorites from the book. It will be hanging at QuiltCon next week – so I hope you get to see it in person!
This was the teaser pic I shared on Instagram a few weeks ago as I was packing it up to ship to Quiltcon.
One of the things I’m most proudest of, is that I got an illustrator credit in my book. Which is cool because as I began the whole process I didn’t know … let’s see… anything about the computer program I was using (Adobe Illustrator). So for example, the hardest part about Huckleberry was creating the computer rendered sketch. For anyone who is familiar with Illustrator – I didn’t know ANY shortcut in Illustrator when I first made the sketch. And yes it took me several weeks (possibly a month or two?) to chip away at this design. Now I know lots of tricks and it wouldn’t take me very long. So it was cool for me to start with little Illustrator skilz and develop them while writing the book and end up with an illustrator credit. Now I gots mad skilz, son! (Just kidding! I’m still learning.)
For the quilting, I created a Mandala design in the center negative space. I used a blue wash-a-way marker and my acrylic rulers to create the shapes. Here’s an in progress picture of my quilting lines. I just used a zig-zag free motion quilting to fill in the shapes. I didn’t want to take the zigzag quilting all the way to the center – if one were to quilt all the way to the center, the center might stick out, like a belly button. (No one wants an outie. Why is that?)
As soon as Huckleberry comes back from QuiltCon, I will hang it in my sewing room as a color wheel.And now, back to work on QuiltCon prep! I am planning to turn another Huckleberry into a skirt to wear to QuiltCon, but I’m running out of time!!! Wish me luck!
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