Oh, my God. That is incredible. Could you speak a little bit about how you made it? Not a tutorial, but I'm very new to quilting and I'm curious as to how a quilt like that is made.
Sure, I'll try to explain the process. It starts with a machine like this:
I do have to comment that the picture was taken before I unpacked my studio supplies. It so does not look that clean... LOL!
You load the 3 components of the quilt (which are top, batting and backing) onto the canvas leaders and basically set it up to start quilting. I start in the upper left side of the quilt and work left to right, advance the quilt, quilt some more, and continue on.
There are times when stitch-in-the-ditch is needed, so I have to put on a metal extended base and use a plexiglass ruler. Technique vary depending on the quilt.
Design wise- I take a picture of the quilt, import it into photoshop, then draw on the picture with my tablet laptop and a stylist. Here is my working drawing for this quilt:
This was a specialty project for a guild. The guild members had seen my purple/green Garden quilt at a local show where it won 4 awards and was hung as a 2 sided quilt. That means they felt the back of the quilt was noteworthy enough to be seen on both sides. That was my challenge on this quilt- to choose thread, batting, backing, etc. and design that would look great both front and back. Tension had to be perfect, too, since it would be closely inspected by show viewers.
I like to do challenging projects from time to time. My next project is a very small quilted piece of batik to turn into a cool iphone bag. This will have some freeform beaded embellishment on the flap. After that, I am quilting a baby quilt for my sister.
Does that help explain the process somewhat? Thank you for all you encouraging comments. regards, Carla