Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gradation


Sometimes I have a plan in mind when I sit down to sew. I will have sketched an idea and figured out how much fabric I will need. I say sometimes, but if I think about it, I really mean most of the time that's how I work. I like having a plan and then seeing it take shape. However, with this quilt I didn't have a preconceived plan. I just started cutting 3.5" squares and started sewing. In order to get the gradation of color, I did eventually have to put a plan into place. But it was so nice to just start. I just started sewing and explored where it took me.


I enjoyed the journey.

And the result.

-dana

12 comments:

Paige said...

I love this. How big is it?

MeganW said...

It's great! Reminds me just a tiny bit of the fruit stripe gum. ;)

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Beautiful! Love all the different fabrics!

DebbyMc said...

LOVE!!!!!

Wanda Hutchinson said...

Love it!!

Kar said...

I would be very happy with the result also. : )

scottylover said...

So beautiful! Sometimes "free" creating is so much fun!

Sandy A

Stephie said...

It looks like shafts of sunshine 😊 it's fun to break of a familiar routine to see what happens, and it must feel fantastic when something as lovely as this happens!

Mama Spark said...

Really nice Dana! Might be fun to make one using Vanessa Christensen's new gradations line!

diane said...

I really like this. Did you use several shades of gRey? I can't tell from the photo.

Beth said...

THe result is indeed awesome. I love the colors.

Quilting Focus said...

Hi Dana,
I wrote a post about how I go about designing my quilts on the quilting directory site, Quilting Focus. I also linked to you, and your guest blog post on Martingale about where you find your ideas and how you turn them into quilt designs because it was such a great post.
Cheers,
Charlotte from Quilting Focus
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