Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Is Bigger Better?

Notebook kept for Season Palette quilt.
Monday, when I was talking with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio, she asked if my quilt style had changed recently.  In thinking it over I noted that fewer large quilts (over 20" x 20") are being made in the studio. Small, hand embroidered work is the main focus.
Hand-dyed fabric olors chosen for the Seasonal Palette quilt.
But there is one large quilt in the works for me that has been on the design wall for months. It's for the SAQA Seasonal Palette juried exhibit opening at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall. This giant of a quilt measures about  32" w x 78" h. That's big for me!
Pre-fused scrap fabrics chosen for the Season Palette quilt too. Do not store your fused fabrics like this!
One of the requirements after acceptance in this exhibit is to document the process of creating the work including inspiration, design, techniques, etc. Here are few images of the beginnings of this quilt. The season I was given is Spring. Yipee!
If your fused fabrics do get wrinkled, iron them flat on a Teflon sheet.
Let's hope I get it done in time. Wish me luck!


Sequana said...

GO! GO! GO! GO! I know you can do it. You won't disappoint all your fans out here.

Gene Black said...

I am wishing you luck! I can't wait to see what you make. I am sure it will be fabulous.

YankeeQuilter said...

You'll do it...may mean some late nights but you'll do it!

Margaret said...

I know what you mean about large. I'm happier with stuff less than 27" x 27", which eliminates some competitions (until I get really brave!) But you're a Seasoned Pro, Laura. You can do this! :-)

WoolenSails said...

I can't wait to see what you make and something larger from you.


Maggie said...

Go Luara, go Laura!!
How'd you decide on the size? Just curious.

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