Allow me to introduce you to my work in progress. I affectionately am calling it The Mother of All Quilts……..for a variety of reasons.
First…….I am using no defined technique, not sketch, no rules……nothing. What you see here is the background only……next comes a layer of circle appliques with bias tape edges I’ll make.
My inspiration for the appliques to come is from the amazing work of Koos Van den Akker…..of whom I’m a long-time fan.
As many of you know, I love working with circles and have used them extensively in my Paintbox series. The big difference is this time instead of my signature raw edges I’ll be adding the contrasting bias edging. Waaaay different but I’m excited about the challenge.
Honestly…..I just wanted to create something very difficult and different, and the background of this huge (about 100″ x 100″) piece has been a killer….wrestling all that fabric around. I put it together all in one piece….not tidy little, or big, blocks to make and sew together.
Soooo…..I ‘ll keep you posted on how it’s developing. Unfortunately, it’s going on the shelf now until after Christmas so I can work on my Santa goodies. Don’t worry…..I won’t forget to come back to it. I’ve never my whole sewing life left a project unfinished and this is certainly not going to be the first. After all, I have a reputation (even if it’s just with myself) to maintain! Here are a couple more details as I was assembling it.