May 21, 2012

Lone Star Scrolling Corners

There is quilting when you're cutting and piecing, and then there is quilting when you're thinking and researching. I suppose quilting is akin to making a really good stew as you're not always thinking about it, but it's simmering in the back of your mind.

I've been working on the stewing part, and wanted to update you with what I've come up with.  After looking at 100's likely even 1,000's of scrolls and scrolling borders I opened Illustrator and began to play.  I didn't like what I created at first, but as I spent more time I was able to bring the curves around to my way of thinking.  These would be printed out to scale, then using a light box traced onto fabric (I found a palest blueish/teal calico) and then detailed over the markings with Fabrico Markers (likely their ultramarine).

Obviously the blank squares are the Glow Blocks I've been piecing.  I'm on number seven remember?!  I need to clear off the sewing table some to make room for the cutting mat before I can get back to those.  Ironically I'll be clearing away the glow blocks to make room to cut more strips.

So I can't hardly stand it, what do you think?


Hazel said...

Knock me sideways, that is beautiful! Clever girl to design your own scrolls - looking forward to seeing more photos of your progress. It really is a work of art.

stitchinpenny said...

I love it and I think it will make a great addition to your already beautiful quilt.

Debbie said...

I think the scrolls are great and will capture that feeling you were looking for!

QuiltSue said...

I'll tell you exactly what I think. It is going to look absolutely, stunningly, beautifully gorgeous.

Usually I am thinking about the quilting as I am piecing too, but with my Lone Star, I just haven't, for some reason. I'm struggling with those darned setting squares, and I suppose, until I've decided on what to do for those, I don't know what the quilt's going to look like, so I don't know how I want to quilt it.