Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 2 Design

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:

Whole cloth design

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?

Whole cloth designYep, I could. And I think this is IT! I could do all the feathers in rainbow variegated thread, the flowers in brown and then paint them with the Lumiere paints.

Now to put the plan to fabric!

Whole Cloth Quilt Design Process:


About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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One Response to Triple Quilting Challenge – Part 2 Design

  1. Joy F says:

    I really appreciate the way you go into depth on the whole creative process. Your images are great for seeing detail.

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