Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hosta BOM and City Shadows in City Culture 2



The City Culture II collection is shipping in April. But, shops can order City Culture 2 10" stacks now! So, I've got a project you can make NOW and I wanted to share another project that I've been involved with that uses this collection. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Jayme Crowe at Bella Nonna Design Studio. She asked if I would quilt her Hosta BOM in her featured collection. I was honored!

Here are some detailed photos during the quilting process. Here are the threads I considered using. I'm not sure I ended up using all of them, but several for sure.

I started off with doing a wainscot style quilting in the border. Laying a measuring tape down helps me to hit the spacing correctly. It is important to space these evenly so that once you get to the opposite end of the border you want the spacing to look right.

The leaves are the feature, so didn't want to add something in the background that would distract from the leaves. A squiggly set of lines seemed to mimic what was going on in the motifs of the fabric and complemented it well.

The quilting evolved to include more ditch work in the borders and vein work in each leaf. Consider the stabilizing material that you use when doing the applique'/decorative stitching so that it isn't too thick to quilt.

This is now a block of the month program available to shops or you can buy the pattern directly from her website at Bella Nonna Design Studio. (free shipping)


This week I've been on the Big Island of Hawaii and I thought a lot about the lines in each of these leaves. Here are a few plants that I saw at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, just north of Hilo.

  







Here are some other projects that were shown at Market, featuring this collection.




But, I've got one more NEW DESIGN to share with you.

In my last Island Batik Ambassador box I was sent a 10” stack  (currently available at Hancock's of Paducah) of this City Culture 2 collection. Recently I became acquainted with Missouri Star Quilt Company’s It’s All an Illusion pattern which reminded me of the Shadow Box quilts I've seen for several years. I also saw displayed at market Shadowbox by Mountainpeek Creations using the Mountain Majesty collection. All of these ideas inspired my version that I’m calling City Shadows. I used the 10” stack, cut them into 5” squares or 5” x 10” rectangles. Sometimes using one square, one rectangle, or both sewn together (14 ½”). The shadows had to be adjusted accordingly. Consider starting with a 10" square. Using the golden ratio for a pleasing design aesthetic, I decided on these 3 sizes. I also like to think about the 'sun' being in the upper left corner, so the shadows are to the lower right.

Shadow Fabric is BE24-E2 Marble Charcoal - available at Hancock's of Paducah

Background Fabric is Parchment / NO44 - available at Hancock's of Paducah

I've included links above for the top: the 10" stack, the shadow and the background fabrics available at Hancock's of Paducah. You are going to love the fabrics in this collection. There are really some stunning ones. The cracked glass motif is just amazing!

This is quilted with 'Breath of the gods' panto (hand guided) --thought it looked like wind swirling around in the city--with #Aurifil thread (lt grey) - #2600. I used the same fabric as the background for the binding. I usually add a dark border and at least a dark binding, but it just felt like the shadowed boxes spoke sufficiently on their own.

This one is ~ 47" x 53"



So, for the backing, I just made one LARGE shadow box!

Chestnut Bark is the shadow on this one.  (City Culture II Industrial District ChestnutBark)  -- shipping in April.

The main block is Paisley Dot - Pixel - Dusk also shipping in April.






































If you'd like to make this pattern, it is available as a PDF download at Craftsy. FREE through January 28, afterwards it will be $5. If you'd like a hard copy version sent to you, you will be able to purchase it from my NEW website at www.kissedquilts.com starting February 1.

If you'd like to be part of the new website release or get notifications of new designs, I hope you'll sign up for my newsletter, follow me on my blog, facebook, or instagram.

I'll also send a set of 5" squares from the pre-cuts that were leftover from this quilt top to one lucky winner. Please register via this rafflecopter.

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I'll be back with two more designs next week during the AUTUMN/FALL SCHEDULE! Hope you'll be back.

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40 comments:

  1. I tend to turn more towards modern quilting.
    Your quilts are amazing!

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  2. I like traditional quilting. Beautiful projects!! Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful! I generally do traditional quilting but I'm getting more into applique lately.

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  4. I like mostly traditional quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  5. Beautiful work. The leaves are sew impressive & thanks for your thoughts on creating them.

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  6. Beautiful quilts. What a great reminder of your trip to Hawaii. I usually prefer traditional quilts but have been trying to make some different ones from my usual.

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  7. Love the fabric and your quilting...lovely quilts

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  8. Beautiful quilts. I loved the pictures from Hawaii.
    Thank you for the giveaway. I love traditional and applique quilts.

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  9. Mahalo, I love your shadow quilt and will be downloading the pattern. Shadow boxes have always fascinated me. I think yours is even more wonderful - could it be the fascinating fabrics and colors? Your are an accomplished quilter. Thanks for sharing a lovely posting.

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  10. The applique dinosaur is adorable. That is one of my favorite methods :) for designing quilts!

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  11. I like traditional and applique quilts. Your quilt is beautiful!

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  12. I like traditional style quilts. Thanks for you post and for sharing your beautiful quilt!

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  13. I prefer traditional, but I am starting to get into modern and applique
    Oh my goodness your projects are wonderful. I love that dinosaur. Thank you for the free pattern. I just got a new great nephew. How wonderful that would be with little boy fabrics. Thank you.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net
    PS I follow you on email and FB

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  14. Most my quilts are traditional, but I am making more and more modern ones that my kids prefer.

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  15. I like lots of different types of quilts. Traditional, applique, geometric and even starting to get into modern.

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  16. I started out as a traditional quilter, and love improv. I appreciate art quilts but don't have the artist's skills to do them justice.

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  17. I am drawn mostly to geometric designs but like all types.

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  18. Great projects. I prefer traditional pieced blocks, but do everything. Thanks.

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  19. I love how the batik rectangles float on the quilt. Wonderful pattern. Thank you for showing it.
    Kim

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  20. Love your quilts! I like all quilts...except applique! I just don't like hand work...if I can do the applique on my sewing machine or longarm, that works for me!!

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  21. Your quilt is lovely, I really like the shadow boxes. I prefer traditional piecing for my quilts.

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  22. Great pictures of the Botanical leaves in Hawaii. Glad you got to go and have some fun in the SUN this Winter. I like the shadow effect of that Quilt, pretty colors.

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  23. I like to make all kinds of quilts, although I don't really like improv piecing. Your quilt is great, I love the shadow effect.

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  24. Funny thing, I am an equal opportunity quilter and try not to discriminate. So yes, I have done them all .... geometric, art, applique, modern and traditional styled quilts. I keep trying to push myself to not fall into a trap of the same-old-same-old and get out of that box!

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  25. Where's my manners? Thank you for sharing your Island Batik Bounty with this giveaway!

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  26. I love both traditional and applique quilts!I love the variety! Thank you for the giveaway. Love your quilt!

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  27. What nice fabrics! Both of your quilts are cool. Thanks for the giveaway

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  28. P.S. I prefer to make traditional quilts.

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  29. I usually prefer traditional, but love yours which is probably considered to be more modern--Beautiful fabrics and design!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  30. Wow! Those are both great quilt designs. Thanks for sharing the link for the one. I am a very eclectic quilter but tend toward the more traditional.

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  31. It is hard for me to choose a favorite style of quilts. I like applique, traditional, and art quilts, but I cannot choose a favorite style! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  32. Actually, I love all quilts! I might not make all styles, but I love all styles!

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  33. Beautiful plants! I love applique(needle turned).

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  34. Love the way you quilted your leaves - who knew - so many variations! I have not been quilting too long, so most of my quilts have been traditional, put I am curious & would like to try an art quilt & some thread painting! Thank you for sharing, your quilts are so pretty, Susan

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  35. Love your quilt and the quilting is gorgeous! I often am drawn towards modern quilts, but so many others are special to me too. My list keeps growing of all the projects I want to make! duchick at mchsi dot com

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  36. Up until now I've really only done traditional quilts but would love to try something modern. Thank you so much for the quilt pattern

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  37. Geometric quilts are my preference. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  38. Normally, I've always been drawn to the traditional quilt patterns, but I'm finding myself liking a number of those which are modern.

    Thank you very much for the quilt. You actually chose one I like very much to make. I loved the one Missouri Star had made and have that already in my BLOCK magazine, but now I'm drawn a bit more to yours. I think the reason for that is because of the way you've staggered the rectangles and their shadows, leaving spaces between.

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  39. I love those giant leaves and your choice of quilting. I really love nature in quilts and I've always been a fan of geometric lines and designs.

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  40. I tend to make more traditional type quilts, but I also love modern-looking quilts as well! Love this quilt pattern!

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