This is the embroidery plan for the quilt.
In order to get inspiration I decided to use a book called Japanese Quilt Blocks by Susan Briscoe. ??I had scene some minimalist Japanese designs at a Birmingham show a year or two ago and I liked the consistency and lack of 'fuss' in them.
After playing around with design 14 (Kurume Kasuri Musubi – Knot) for a bit (see earlier email to my mother) I eventually found design number 17 (Kurume Kasuri Gakubuchi – Frame) which when I put into Sketchup I found that it repeated very nicely in a circle. ??The images below show my progression from a single circle to two viewed side on to an oblique view which I decided very quickly would be my final design. ??Regrettably I forgot to take screenshots of the construction process in sketchup midway through. ??Damn. ??I will do so when I do wireframes for laying out the pattern of the quilt.
This blog will hopefully form a record of everything which I do to get a simple idea (a 3d quilt) into reality and submitted to the Birmingham quilt festival.
I will update it with emails I send to my mother who is a long term quilter as well as images from the design process.
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From: Gwen Sharland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: quilting
To: Brian Sharland <email@example.com>
This is a wow: immediately I thought a fabric construction, then a mirror image, n-s, then e-w: it is stunning!
From: Brian Sharland [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 24 October 2010 03:58 PM
To: Gwen Sharland
how would you as a quilter express a design like the one??I??have attached?
It's a simple 3d representation of a??Japanese??design called Kurume Kasuri Musubi. ??I'll email you separately from my phone with a picture of the original design
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