I love everything Valori Wells does, her designs, her fabric, her photography. When she joined us for 2015 as an Aurifil Designer I was thrilled to be able to interview her for Aurifil. She has a mini quilt for us that uses up those precious bits you have, the ones you can't part with... or you can cut into your favorites like she did! I loved hearing how she designed it. But first, let me know you my version. If you are reading in your email notice, click the banner to see my full article!
First I decided I would use my Moda fabric line strips for this. I've got this great basket I bought to remind me of my trip to South Africa, and it's perfect in my studio on the floor where I can drop in strips.
(The link to my interview and the patter is at the end)
First thing was to grab a handful of strips. When you read Valori's process you'll see she kept the colors very tight. I have a few more colors I"m working with to use in my collage of mini's!
I'm keeping the project in this box, so I got it all out to look again at the colors and think about layout.
Her project is primarily a log cabin variation. I simplified mine so you can see the difference between her project and mine. Valori's has a lot more detail.
She explains that to get that detail, she inserts and uses little pieces. So this is how you do that. The key is after #2 you need to trim that strip straight so it's now bowed like the photo.
Here is my mini! I stopped when it 'felt right'. It's one of the smaller ones as I need some smaller pieces to fill int.
Let's see them all together!
Each time i put them all up on the wall it becomes more and more exciting!
I'm not sure yet how I'll set them, they may get sashed, or I might do made fabric... I don't know yet.
Read my Interview with Valori
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