After spending quite a bit of time looking at different whole cloth quilts, I decided that I wanted my quilt to have more of an applique look. I love applique quilts. And I love flower applique the most. Ok, flowers in.
I am also drawn to medallion quilts. If you look at the pictures I take at quilt shows so many of them are medallion quilts. Flowers in a medallion. Got it.
And on point. The medallion needs to be on point, with a curvy border.
Feathers. I adore feathers. Obsessed may be a better term. So feathers had to be in. But, I am not quite ready for fancy pattern feathers that echo themselves. I am not ready to draft that. But single lines of feathers. That would be fine.
The quilt is going to be 24″ x 24″. So I could draw 1/4 of the quilt on a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbooking card stock.
I took the ideas and started sketching. It ended up something like this:
What to do with the border. I would like to do more feathers, and I love cables. Yea, that sounds good. But, it left out the feather motif. What if the cable was a double cable. One cable being feathers, and the other cable being flowers. Hmmm, could I draw that?
Now to put the plan to fabric!
Whole Cloth Quilt Design Process:
- Part1: Concept
- Part 3: Marking the top
- Part 4: Stitching the motifs
- Part 5: Painting
- Part 6: Border feathers
- Part 7: Fill