Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New FMQ design

I have had this design in my head for about a  week now. I'm not sure why I haven't dived in and tried out this design. Sometimes I get stuck in my own head of what, when, and how to start a project. At first I wanted to create a quilt top to apply this design to. Then, I had a hard time settling on a quilt top design. I seem to stifle my creative process not because I have lost my "mojo". More like to much mojo. I get a series of ideas and then I torture myself with, what if I start this, and figure out I would have more fun if I would have started that? It's quite annoying. I annoy myself, lol!!

I figured the best way to cure this overload, was to dive in and create a "maquette". Ha! I learned that word in Weeks Ringle's Craftsy class Designing modern quilts! I feel better knowing the design will work. It can be done. It can, however be a little tricky.

I quilted the design in rows, BUT, the rows will be on a slight diagonal. I wish I had taken a picture of the first row or 2. I wanted the flower to have 5 petals. An uneven number,as you all know, is more pleasing to the eye. I think this uneven number accounts for the diagonal???

I love this combo of mint green fabric and peacock Isacord thread. The tread color really gives it a luminous look!

Here is the back so you can really see the design. This design requires a little bit of travel stitching, but it is not hard by any means. You do, however really have to think about where you are going to go next. But because the design is a serious of triangles, it is easy to stop at any time and plot out your next move.

I love how the design turned out! I'm thinking of calling it Cherry Blossom. Does anyone have any better ideas? Let me know what you think! I can't wait to put this on a real quilt!!!