Yesterday I shared my initial thoughts for the upcoming MQG Fabric Challenge.
Now it was time to make some decisions….. and it was the day before we were leaving on a 7-day overseas trip!! The bags were packed and ready to roll, the house was cleaned up, my studio was immaculate, and I had time on my hands.
Like any good quilter, I started a new project!!
I wanted to make a mock-up of my ideas to see if they would work, but I didn’t want to sew!!
Glue sticks to the rescue!!!
I pulled one piece of the background fabric and drew a line from top to bottom to allow positioning of the pieces…..
I started cutting out each of the fabric pieces, dotting a little glue on the back, and sticking it to the background…..
In a short time, I had this set glued together……
Now I got lazy!!
Instead of making even more glued designs, I took the original to my photocopier……
….and quickly had a bunch to play with……
I now moved to the paper versions and “pieced” them together to give the full design…..
I then pulled a larger piece of background fabric and pinned the paper mock-up to it……
I wasn’t sure that I wanted the extra strips, so I pinned them on.
With this in mind, I headed out on my trip, still thinking about it as I toured around the wilds of Sweden!!
I also had an ulterior motive for making the mock-up before I left…. I wanted to play with quilting designs using Procreate on my iPad. These are two of the ideas that I hatched……
I really like the thought of using a Dreamcatcher in the quilting…..but more about that coming up!!!
This project is well on its way!!!
How do you mock-up your future quilts?
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