My friend Erin encouraged me to go ahead and provide the pattern for my small quilt here, (18 x 18″), so I think it’s time to do just that. I love making these small art quilts, because they are done quickly and made mostly from favorite colorful scraps already on hand. (Unlike the BIG cityscape quilt I made last November, which took me a month to make!) See here.
Creating the pattern involves many steps, including the making of diagrams in Adobe Illustrator, shooting photos, and page design with Adobe InDesign. I feel like I’m back at my old job at McCall’s Quilting magazine again!
My fellow designer Erin Russek encouraged me to go ahead and create some art quilt patterns. She’s a traditional applique’ quilt designer/maker. Here’s a sample of her work:
Isn’t it pretty? I love her color sense, and oh, by the way, she does “turned edge” applique’, which is not exactly a quickie method!
But on days when a person would like to stay inside, quilt making is a great indoor sport, where going slower is actually the way to win.
What are you working on these days? Please give a comment to share!