I am so pleased to share my Infinity Quilt that is published in the Spring 2016 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited.
There are so many lovely quilts in this issue, but my beauty starts on Page 24.
This quilt is also well traveled. The wonderful people at Free Spirit fabrics provided the lovely designer solids that I used to stitch up this design. They asked to show the quilt in their booth at Quiltcon West 2016, an offer that I could not refuse. MQU graciously let me loan it to them for the show. I was inspired to design this quilt after coming across a traditional Belt Buckle Block. I really like taking a traditional block and making it something special with bright colors, an alternate grid, and free motion quilting.
Here you can see the blocks are made up of very simple shapes, but the design looks complex.
Here is my fancy design wall, not! I just use my bed to arrange and lay out the blocks for my quilt. You can see my picture that I printed out of Electric Quilt 7 on the corner of the bed. It is a very handy reference when you are assembling the quilt too.
This is right out of EQ7. I really like the software to design my quilts and it is so handy to have the image when I am submitting for magazine publication. I found when I used the alternate grid, i could arrange the blocks to form an infinity circle. I loved the idea.
I wanted to quilt it myself, so i did some straight line quilting and some free motion quilting that looks like lines. Then in the large grey spaces, I added some modern feathers and pearls. I ended up just drawing a squiggley line down the center and eyeballing the feathers.
Here you can see those lines and feathers. Such lovely texture after it was washed.
Oreo Cat did his inspection and approved. Thanks for letting me share my Infinity Quilt and a little bit of my design process with you.