Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Quip – Elation – Quilt in Progress, A New Wall Hanging

Good Day,

Elation… Definition – Great happiness and exhilaration.

Andy and I have started another challenge and experiment.  Elation. We are creating a new piece that all-things-being-equal should be in the vicinity of 30-inches wide and 50-inches long.

We are using our strip-piecing technique.

If you follow us at Quilts SB we will be providing you with our progress and our updates.

The first thing we decided upon was the size of our new Elation. As mentioned above it will be about 30” wide and 50” long, that computes to 1,500 square inches, give or take.

Our first task is to create our canvas. It is a canvas of strips of muslin; the strips are various sizes between just less than 1-inch and up to a bit more than 3-inches. In this case we are starting with 14 strips.

Once constructed a base draft of our overall design is drawn on the canvas. This provides a guideline for our initial thought processes. These may, of course, change during the progress of our construction.

The design is then subdivided to determine which part of the construction we will attack. We decided upon the upper right hand portion of the quilt as the first part. The first part of the design was highlighted on the canvas both in pencil and with a fine tip Sharpie.

Andy has worked on a sampler to try and see how to piece the segments to the design.

Next step, the fabric choice and selection. I counted 63 segments for the first part.

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


Jim and Andy

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