Here is a step-by-step version of the FabriQuilt art quilt I am designing for their booth at Spring Quilt Market. The requirements are: the theme is "victorian;" it must be made with 100% FabriQuilt Inc. fabric and it must measure 30" square.
I decided to create a memory quilt with vintage photos featuring victorian themes and to use a basic stained-glass, rose-window design as the basis for the quilt.
Steps 1 + 2: Designing on paper - measuring out the square and the circle for the rose window basic format. I'm using a 30" wide roll of basic craft paper available at most arts and crafts stores, cut to the appropriate size.
Step 3: Arranging the printed and image-transfered photos in a pleasing design.
Step 4: designing the extra details to create the rose window effect.
Step 5: making a tag-board template of the detailing for the rose window.
Step 6: coloring of the design based on fabrics available. I'm using Magic Markers and crapas, but anything will do.
Step 7: auditioning and selecting the fabrics for placement in the rose window
Step 8: laying the template on the printed and image-transfered photos and cutting them down to size.
This is a work in progress. I'll keep you posted!