I am part of Facebook group called Quilt Design a Day. The goal is to design one quilt each day based on the prompt for that day. I haven’t yet found the time to participate on a daily basis, but I do participate here and there. One of the prompts last year was the following picture. We were to design a quilt and then make the quilt for possible acceptance into a special exhibit at QuiltCon in Savannah next month
I started playing around with the different lines. I design in EQ7 and love how flexible the program is. I can design multiple variations of the same quilt and save the block and the quilt to go back and look at later. Originally I decided to play with the black and white angles, and maybe a little bit of the windows. Here are 3 quilt possibilities that I started with.
Then I decided that I wanted to play with the windows a bit more and came up with this.
But that felt too heavy to me. The windows were just too block-y. What if I turned them on-point? I turned them, played around with them a bit, and came up with this.
I like it, but it’s still not quite right. What if I elongate it?
YES!!! I LOVE IT!
Then I had to make it… Of course, it took longer than I thought it would. Of course, it was a headache in many ways. The angles were quilt difficult to line up. I made a smaller version than I really wanted because I started it just 2 weeks before it was due and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to make a large quilt in that time period given that I also work full-time.
And… I didn’t finish it! If I had had one more day, I could have finished. But I didn’t. Oh well. At least I finished and it didn’t join the long-term UFO pile. And any finish is reason to celebrate.
I wanted to do some special quilting on it. Sometimes I like a bit of design in the quilting rather than just a straight line or an all-over meander. This is probably the reason I didn’t finish the quilt by the deadline, but I love the way it looks.
Here is the back.
Measures: 34″ x 47″
Fabrics: Kona Cotton Mediterranean, Kona Cotton Prussian, Kona Cotton Carrot, Kona Cotton Snow, and Kona Cotton Shale.