Some of you must wonder about how a collection of fabrics become a finished quilt, especially if the quilt is improvisational and no pattern is used. Here are a progression of photos of my design wall (the fuzzy back of a picnic table cloth hanging over 2 closet doors). Most of the pictures were taken indoors without a flash. I took the last photo outside, flat on the front walk, so you could see the real colors in the quilt.
My post a week ago show the beginnings of this Viking quilt, based on Score #10 in Sherri Lynn Wood's Book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.
While the construction of this quilt is done using Modern Improv guidelines, the fact that the Viking fabric was fussy cut and the quilt is going together like a storybook, makes it unusual in the Modern quilt genre.
Here's what has happened with the quilt so far this week.
The windsock on the left is new, and the pennant flags have been attached to the right upper part of the castle. Work begins on the top story of the castle. Also thinking about how to build out the meadow/wood section. The boats await the rest of the fleet.
Sections of sky, some of the castle turrets, a bit of castle wall have been sewn together. No changes in meadow/wood or ocean yet.
The sun and more sky has been added. The top story of the castle is complete. Work begins on the ground level of the castle. the castle lawn and walkway. The meadow, woods section is complete. The ships are at a stand still!
The castle is completely done the 3 sections of sky and castle have been sewn together. The lawn and walk are finished and have been attached to the meadow/woods. The meadow and woods are the widest section in the quilt. I need to add more sky to the right side of the quilt to make it the same width.
Still nothing happening at sea!
And finally, a rocky Scandinavian beach has been added and the Viking Fleet is about set sail!
What's left? Adding sky to the top section so it's the same width as the rest of the quilt.
This is really akin to a assembling a jig saw puzzle. Except the pieces are cut to order!