|You never know where you might find quilty inspiration...|
|Tower of Color|
With my fabrics selected, it was time to fuse, fuse and fuse some more. In fact, I think it took me 3 sessions (and several tv episodes) to fuse everything in time for the workshop!
|Background Grid #1|
Sue Benner did a great job of teaching us how to start with a background grid and develop the midground and foreground of our quilts with different layers of interest--and with a few simple variations-totally disguising the foundation grid.
Here is my first gridded background...starting with a glowing lime center surrounded by darker teals and blue squares.
Then the fun started by layering with more fused fabrics shapes and colors. I started by cutting thin strips of black and white prints--thinking about a Tic, Tac, Toe game. I kept this X and O theme in the outer border and then created a smaller grid within the 4x4 center adding layers of interest with plaid squares, strips of black and white print and sheer diamonds and inner borders.
|Fusing the Grid Top #1|
|Background Grid #2|
For this piece, I continued to layer the 4 patches with a bright square within a square at the intersection. And then I added smaller squares at the remaining intersections. And I am thinking of adding even more embellishments (either buttons or fabric paint) after it is quilted for yet another layer of interest.
|Fusing the Grid #2|
Sue also did a presentation on quilting ideas using the grid as a foundation...so lots of ideas to add yet another layer of interest with threadwork and quilted texture!
|Let the Fusing Frenzy Continue!|
Believe it or not, I actually went through 15+ yards of Wonder Under this weekend!! Last night--this was all that was left in my studio...mere scraps and an empty bolt!
Lucky for me, today's post contained the 2 new 10 yard bolts I ordered online...phew!