Quilting since 2015? Well, Jen, I’d have to say that you are a natural. I absolutely love your quilt!
What Shade are You with Michelle WilkieToday, on “What Shade are You” I would like to share with you on my design journey and inspiration for my quilt “Rails”. I am Michelle Wilkie. I can be found on Instagram @ml_wilkie or on my blog Factotum of Arts. I was so excited to be participating in What Shade are you, and when I received my bundle in the mail a multitude of ideas came to mind. The colors are so vibrant.
1. I started this quilt at one end and added in one direction, using strips to mark out where I was adding curves that would intersect with other lines.
2. Use a lot of starch to get the pieces to lay flat and press often.
3. Make sure you trim your threads and additional fabric as you go, especially when using white.
4. Lastly, I glue basted this quilt while it was on my design wall. I pressed each layer to fix it to the one beneath. This technique was important as it helped the top to adhere flat to the bottom layers and hold in place as it stretched out some of the puffy areas.Here’s a close-up of the quilt top. The predominant colors are blues, yellows and white, however as I stepped back with each addition, I decided to add pops of colors. This adds balance and richness to this quilt that helped also break up the stark bands of color. You can see the use of red, purple, pinks, and orange. For the quilting, I used Aurifil 2410, 2021, 2120, and 2783. I used irregular-spaced wavy lines that flowed with the fabric strips, to complement the colors and design of the quilt. In the binding, I also added some interest and continued the flow of color by inserting a piece of C+S print and a small blue strip to my white binding. This was so much fun to play with such vibrant colors. I loved the overall finish that the Cotton Supreme Solids provided. Thanks to RJR fabrics for the opportunity and to you for stopping by.