Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nontraditional Memory Quilt

The design is complete for this memory quilt which will be two-sided. The bottom of the quilt sandwich will be fabric squares signed by family and friends. Each of those squares (actually rectangles) will be the center of a single log cabin block. The fabrics for the block design have been selected to create a secondary pattern focus when all are assembled.

The front of the quilt will be done in seven sections each with a color theme. This is my own design. The photos below show a portion of one section that will have a yellow theme. Pieces 1f and 1s are specifically highlighted in the photos which include their templates, the fabric pieces up on the design wall (after being cut), and the reconstruction plan. Note that there is a reversal effect due to the back of the template being the pattern for the right side of the fabric. So, the tissue paper pattern attached to the template material is done upside-down.

So far, things are looking good. Maybe it is immensely helpful to do good and detailed preparatory work to make that actual creation of the piece go smoothly and accurately. At least, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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