Originally uploaded by eklundjen
HERE IT IS….my first mini quilt. Alright not my first mini quilt, but it is the first one I totally designed.
Here is what I went through.
After reading the books, I knew right away that I wanted to do a city street with the girls walking down the street to the museum. I really wanted it to be a silhouette with the only color being the girls with a V & A Museum silhouette on one side. But I had a horrible time getting the detailed shape of the museum. It just wasn’t right, it just didn’t look like the museum so I didn’t want to include it.
I then had to move to another idea so I tired a perspective city view instead. I again tried many different sketches, trying to get the building and windows right. Even Nate jumped in at one point to give me a perspective drawing lesson.
Once I had the street ready to go, I added the girls, some trees and shrubs and was extremely happy with what I ended up with.
My friend Paula helped me pick out the fabric. The stormy sky piece was her idea and I love how it turned out.
I tried a couple of quilting techniques, free motion, applique and sketching.
I sent it off to my flickr partner a few weeks ago and she got it in the mail (with a fabulous – or so i say – pair of MOOSE HUG socks – How Canadian) the other day.
I really enjoyed the whole process of designing and quilting from start to finish.
I wonder what the next theme will be?