Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Over at Amy's Creative Side it's time for the fall version of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Check it out -- it's lots of fun.

My entry is Tuning Fork #12:
Tuning Fork #12, 46" x 67", 2013
 I finished this quilt in August and it debuted at the Trinity Valley Quilt Show in September.

A few closeups:



I'm adding a few process pictures, since people have been asking me how I work.  I start with a very general plan.  For TF #12, I decided to work with black to medium gray as the background, so I started making tuning fork units and placing them on the design wall, starting in the upper left, grading them from dark to light and small to large:
 Then I decided to add a drift of color from top left to bottom right:
The colored tuning forks became denser as they drifted towards the center:
Finally, I had a layout of pieces that I felt worked.  At this point, they are just hundreds of blocks on the design wall.  I started sewing them together:
Once I'm past the big design decisions, it doesn't take me long to sew it together!

17 comments:

Patti said...

Love your use of colour in this spectacular quilt!

Jayne said...

This is simply gorgeous! Love the bright colors!

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Colleen Kole said...

28One of my favorites!

What Comes Next? said...

love your colours - the quilt vibrates - just like a tuning fork - perfect!

Charlotte said...

I can't tell you how much I love this! Just spectacular!!!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Fun idea, and love all the pops of colour on the black

Mintyfresh said...

I love the movement and intensity!

audrey said...

Stunning!

Mary said...

Great quilt, great colors and perfect quilting

Ruth said...

I love that this is not JUST bright colours, but you have made such unusual colour choices in the background too, Heather!

Candace said...

Love your quilt!

CitricSugar said...

And yet another BQF where I find myself bookmarking your amazing work... Gorgeous and inspiring!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

I really like the center density of colorful turning fork blocks. Great!

Debbie said...

Love all the colors, Heather! Thanks for explaining your process. And, thanks for your comment on my entry.

felicity said...

This is an incredibly inspiring quilt - I love it!

grapes and hearts said...

OMG this is probably my festival favourite this fall! Amazing quilt, very Me ;o) Thanks for sharing!!!

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