|57" x 57" Quilt Using 9 1/2" Clam Shells|
|48" x 72 1/2" Quilt Using 8" Accuquilt Die|
|48 1/2" x 60" Quilt Using 4" Accuquilt Die|
This is the acrylic template I ordered from Australian Etsy seller Sunset Seams:
|9 1/2" Finished Acrylic Clam Shell Template from Sunset Seams|
The other part of my plan that has evolved is that my newest iteration of the quilt design incorporates other fabrics along with those from the Tabby Road collection. I snuck some solid gray patches and a couple of rogue prints and batiks into the most recent EQ7 version of this quilt (that first picture at the top of my post), and then I took a quick poke through my stash and found several fabrics that would be lovely with the Disco Kitties:
|Tabby Road Fabrics Plus A Few Other Prints and Kona Solids|
I've got my Kona Cotton Solids color chart out, too, because it's going to need to be the EXACTLY RIGHT shade of gray. Maybe even a solid blue and/or magenta pink as well. I've got this independent streak that prevents me from making a quilt entirely with someone else's palette of color-coordinated prints. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :-) But the design process is my favorite part of any quilt and it's not something I'm willing to completely delegate to anyone else, not even to someone as fabulous as Tula Pink! Also, there's something spiritually satisfying about incorporating at least a couple fabrics from previous quilts into each new quilt. That way every quilt is connected to all of the others.
And another thing I'm not sure about is whether to include ALL of the fabrics from the collection in this quilt. I know that the friend for whom I'm planning to make this quilt is a fan of pinks, blues, and purples, but I'm not so sure the bright, nearly fluorescent orange is a good fit for her. Although it looks great with these little orphan blocks that I pulled out of a scrap bin:
|Orange Tabby Road Fabrics Plus Leftovers From My Amish Baby Quilt|
See? How much fun is THAT?! Those are leftover units from the Amish Baby 54-40 Or Fight quilt that I gifted to my cousin Allison two years ago. Maybe the orange Tabby Road fabrics will go into an entirely different quilt. And so nothing comes completely out of nowhere, and everything has some connection to something that came before. Just like history, art, genealogy, science, and everything else in this marvelous Universe -- Everything is connected to everything else.
Happy stitching, everyone! Today I'm linking up with:
· Let’s Bee Social at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/
· Midweek Makers at http://quiltfabrication.blogspot.com/