|Cherrywood bundle up top and their Kona counterparts|
After much research and brainstorming, I decided to create ticker tape pieces that could be fused into a tornado-like design.
|Ticker Tape Tornado|
I started with an 18" square background of the Onyx black, fused onto Pellon Decor Bond stabilizer. The ticker tape bits were created out of 2.25" strips that were fused with Pellon Wonder Under and then cut down into 1/2" by 2" pieces. And I fearlessly busted out the Tropicana bundle, selecting the yellow and aqua fat quarters to add a pop of color to my whirlwind. As I was cutting up the yellow strips, I saw flashes of yellow bricks and immediately went to work constructing a yellow brick road for my center. From there, I gradated into various greens strips, aquas and light to dark grays to create a concentric design from light to dark. I loved the look and immediately fused it down by iron.
Since I was working with fat quarters, I didn't have a piece large enough to meet the 20" square finished quilt requirement. So borders were needed to meet the size requirement, but how to complement my tornado center and not detract. I decided to keep it simple with 2" spinning borders of green Cherrywood--which nicely framed my tornado and ensured that I met the 60% of the quilt top featuring the Wicked bundle of fabrics.
|Paper Mock Up Of Logarithmic Spirals|
We researched various spirals and first started with Fibonacci or Golden Spirals--but they always seemed off-center. We kept looking at various spiral designs, and finally saw a spiral that exactly matched the visions in my head: Logarithmic Spirals!
|Logarithmic Spiral Freezer Paper Template|
|1st Spiral Quilted and then the Second Spiral Filled In|
|Wiggly Tentacles (aka Mini Twisters) and Label|
And here are some detail shots of the front of the quilt...
|Close Up Shots of the Quilt Front|
|Wicked Windy & Winding Ways Front|
|Wicked Awesome Quilt Back|
"Witch" me luck! :-)