The art of quilt making through time lapse photography

QUILTING IN THE FAST LANE

Let's  give 'em something  to talk about

INTO THE WOODS begins production.


Time to put all these lush, glorious fabrics into the quilt that they've been acquired for.


It's the first day of Summer, the gray, cloudy Spring weather has given way to perfect shooting days . . . . and the ironing, marking, cutting and time lapse recording has begun!


The first block (a prototype, really) has been completed . . . and I couldn't be more excited at the fabric and color choices. THIS is the quilt I've been waiting to make for myself!!! 14 different prints and 144 separate pieces of fabric comprise this block. I love that it has a primary and secondary design.


If it looks familiar, it is. It's a slight variation of fabric placement and a complete color overhaul from last year's quilt, "Moon Prism Power Make Up". This visual should help to make the connection (with Boo's help, of course).


There's A LOT to accomplish in the coming months. More pieces, larger quilt, later start (than usual), and plans for a spectacular ending that will be worth the wait. I promise!


Let's go . . .


INTO THE WOODS!

I've been keeping a little quiet about this one for a while.

It wasn't suppose to be a big deal.

I wasn't even going to make a quilt/lapse video production out of it.


My sister-in-law Sherry, is my biggest supporter of my quilt making! She has been so generous with her admiration, praise and gifts over the years, always propelling me to move forward to greater heights and broader horizons. So, it only seemed fitting to (finally) make a quilt for her.


It was only going to be a small, simple lap quilt. Something for her to curl up with on the couch and watch TV at night. It was going to be a very swift project for me this Winter while I prepared for my next big quilt and quilt/lapse production later on this Spring & Summer. I've been wanting to try a quilting process/technique called "One Block Wonder", where you take just ONE PIECE of fabric, cut it into strips, cut those strips into triangles and arrange those triangles into hexagons. Then the whole process is wide open for individual interpretation as to how the blocks will be laid out for an expressive design. It's highly customizable and everyone will have a different quilt from the same one piece of fabric. This is the fabric I chose; a gorgeous print displaying the colorful beauty of "Día de los Muertos".

It didn't take long for my involvement to balloon this project into something more complex and time consuming . . . and jumping from a lap quilt to a much larger queen sized quilt. Hence, the name . . .





And in the end . . . I DID make a quilt/lapse production!

Buckle up!! This one is FAST & THUMPIN' 5 minutes!!!


(*and dig that wild Corona Hair)




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Just finished the latest quilt, "The Complicated Queen", for my sister-in-law, Sherry. This quilt took A LOT of thread!!! Seems like I've been quilting this sucker for months . . . and I HAVE!

I'll be finishing the accompanying quilt/lapse video this week. I still need to go out and take some pretty pictures and time lapse to end the production, and it looks like today will be a beautiful day for it . . . . possible thunderstorms and LOTS of gorgeous, white, puffy clouds!



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