a couple of weeks ago, the very lovely folks at art gallery fabrics so graciously asked me if i wanted to create something with katarina roccella's newest collection--imprint. after browsing through her look-book, i couldn't say no. i chose to create with a combination of her gloss and laguna color ways. they're so pretty and versatile.
i hardly ever have a finished size in mind, i simply start cutting and build the quilt as i go. for this one, i started with 2-1/2" wide strips of each print and coordinating elements solid. i ended each strip with a 2-1/2" wide coordinating elements solid. when pinned on my design wall the strips started to feel like sunrise and sunset, tall skyscrapers, or even a water reflection. that's what i love about art and being inspired--it's totally subjective.
i mentioned to my boyfriend, jack that i wanted the two sides to be split with a color. he suggested creating the tiny patchwork strip, which worked out perfectly. those patchwork pieces are 1-1/2" wide with a 1-1/2" coordinating elements solid on each side.
using light grey aurifil thread, i straight line quilted 1" apart and then in between i matchstick quilted random sections. because my straight lines were a bit wonky, the movement this created is mesmerizing. i love how quilting brings your piecing to life.
my mind started racing with all the ideas for this piece. how amazing would this be as a wall hanging complete with tassels? or a table runner for your favorite vintage table? you could even add two additional sections of each color way and create a throw. it's limitless and that's why i love katarina's new collection. it's perfect as a collection, basics for your stash, or blenders for your next project.
cut, sew, repeat,
the tattooed quilter