Have you been following along and checking out how the other bloggers have made one of their favorite designs from my book, Quilted Living, their own?
Here's a quick highlight of the week so far:
Jennifer from neverjustjennifer.blogspot.com kicked us off with a bang by creating not 1 but 2 FREEDOM quilts. Check out her blog post to see who the lucky recipients are!
Chelsea from patchthegiraffe.blogspot.com zeroed in on X-ceptional and truly made it a stand out. Read about the assortment of fabrics she used to create her own quilt.
I LOVE the reason why Melissa chose Streamers for her design. She writes about it in her blog happyquiltingmelissa.com.
That brings us to Day 5:
Planted Seed Designs - that's me!
Since I designed and made all the quilts in the Quilted Living book, I wanted to shake things up a bit and play around with different fabrics and fabric placement to see how such a simple adjustment can change the looks of the design.
Basketweave, as it appears in the Quilted Living book, on a white background with fun, clean, clear bright prints for the blocks.
I took a very different approach and switched it up a bit by making each background block a different neutral print with a textured cream print for the blocks (fabric - the Steel Collection available NOW at the fatquartershop.com)
Isn't it amazing what a simple change in focus can do to a design? Do you love the original or the alternate better? I'd love to hear your comments.
X-ceptional in its original colors and layout (above).
X-ceptional tweaked and dressed up a bit!
Just like Basketweave, I reversed the focus of the background and block prints, REMOVED the sashing strips and sashing stones and added a mitered outer border (fabric - Classic Elegance COMING SOON (Sept/Oct) to the fatquartershop.com).
I love how a second and third design element emerges simply by removing the sashing strips and sashing stones; can you see them?
Well, what do you think? I'd love to hear your comments on this one as well.
The tour isn't done just yet, please stop by:
to see what they've done with their favorite design from the Quilted Living book!=
WAIT!! The most important stop is at the Fat Quarter Shop to register to win an amazing prize. I hear 2 lucky winners will be rewarded!
Make sure you read carefully what and where you need to go to enter to win! fatquartershop.com.