11 1/2 x 31"
This piece was not suppose to happen, at least not this soon. Sunday was the day I would quilt a piece that was inspired (that word again!) by color. The problem was I didn't have a clear idea how I wanted to quilt it. So, I set it aside.
I was so focused on making 'Create' that I didn't take a single picture of my progress! I knew I wanted to use lower case letters and make them small. They ended up being roughly 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and it gave me a starting point.
I began piecing the grey and white scraps haphazardly together in sections until I was sure there were enough to finish the top.
The real test was piecing the improv to the colored pieces! It's always interesting, but nearly always comes together eventually.
With the top finished, the next step is the letters. I had my batting strips ready to go, my glue bottle handy and the iron heated up. The tricky part was getting the letters and the top aligned. After some fiddling and repositioning, it came together.
It was so much easier to quilt lower case letter! With the 'Inspire' quilt, I tried to quilt around the words as close to the batting as I could. I was please with it, but totally. This time, I used my zipper foot and adjusted the needle. This time I was 100% satisfied!
I grabbed my variegated pastel thread and went crazy after that! Visual interest, rainbow color and making those letters standout was the goal.
Next up, quilt the background! Free motion quilting tiles worked with the design and I always have so much fun doing it!
The binding is random scraps, most of which were pieces left over from other bindings. It's always a good idea to save the extra pieces for such occasions!
Then another idea came up! Again. Does it ever end?! Thankfully not!
Why not use the variegated thread and stitch on the binding? So I did, and I like it. Looking at the overall piece, it isn't that noticeable.
I had a hard time getting good pictures of this little bugger! Auto color was not my friend with this!
Even so, I still played with a photo shot or two! I'm loving the diamond shadow play from the deck rail!
Are there more ideas? More words? Of course. I'm thinking a secret surprise mini is in order for some unsuspecting person! But first I need to get caught up on my Epic BOM, design and write a tutorial for a block and make a couple pillows!
What word would you like to see using this method? I see shapes and symbols and words, oh my! There is never any limits when it comes to quilting!