Monday, February 27, 2017

I Titled My Quilt "A Growing Neighborhood"

I created this quilt for the Urban Bright Challenge With Frond Design Studios and The Bad Ass Quilter's Society

I found my inspiration from Kim Lapacek's Dresden Neighborhood Pattern.

I took several photos in the house with natural lighting and a couple outside. 

This one was taken outside in the snow. You can hardly see the quilting.




Here's the inside photo. You can really see the quilting in this photo.



I started with this bundle of Frond Design Studio Fabric......



....and an idea to create a LARGE neighborhood based on the pattern created by Kim Lapacek's Dresden Neighborhood.

This is a series of photos that shares all the design changes I made. This is not a tutorial or instructions, as it is just to show you how I created my growing neighborhood.

Yes - I started with a Dresden Block... 




My first thought was to go with navy background fabric, but it looked too dull.


....but I quickly changed my mind as it did not seem large enough and I realized the neighborhood need to expand and grow!







I really like the black fabric better than the navy for the background.


I added lite heat and bond to the edges of the plates (houses). 

Pressed them all in place. This was not easy as I had so many over lapping.


I added a border.


I created the backing using all the leftover fabric pieces and the license plate section.


Placed it off center.


After a pre quilt press it was ready to quilt.




I had a lot of fun with the quilting!


I added my name to the corner.






I added black binding.








Here's a couple photo of the backside of the quilt.




And a couple more at an angle of the front. You can see all the textures here.









It was a great quilt challenge!  I am glad I took the challenge.

I will be linking up over at the Bad Ass Quilter's Society the first week in March.

I titled my quilt "A Growing Neighborhood"

It measures 55" X 48".



Enjoy your day!

Marcia

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