In preparation for July's Northern California Quilt Council's Meet the Teacher program, I've been busy developing exciting new workshops. Introducing Mod Mandalas!!
|Majestic Mod Mandala, Finishes 21" x 21"|
|Cre8 & Medit8 Prototype|
My Mod Mandalas series started out using the slice and insert piecing technique, which in this case does require a certain level of precision. So in January, I began experimenting using bias-tape applique for my Cre8 & Medit8 for Project Quilting's "8 is Great" challenge. Not only did I love the design possibilities that were possible when using bias tape applique, but I also found the constuction to be considerably easier and faster! I just needed to refine the mandala's design to be more balanced as I found the four corners to really command attention, leaving noticeable gaps along the four sides.
Now that I knew what didn't work, I could focus on drafting a more balanced design. I used a hinged set of mirrors to audition my lines and angles.
|Drafted Mod Mandala|
|Assembled Quilt Top|
|Aurifil 50 weight: Yellow (2135), Light Jade (1148) and Medium Purple (2545)|
More Mod Mandalas are in development. Check out this amazing selection of bias tape that Bobi L, a fellow guild member, gifted me after cleaning out her stash!!
|More Mod Mandalas on the Horizon|