I took this photo a few years ago.
knew immediately that It would one day be a quilt. I wanted to make it entirely of silk -- that was my mission last year at Houston, to purchase the silks I would need.
So, a few too many dollars later here's what I had (and yes, I'm a little worried that I don't have enough blue-greens for the water, fingers crossed).
Last night I finally created the master pattern from which the quilt would be based -- I used blockposters.com, which, to me is the easiest way to go as the printer isn't open at 11:00 pm. You just can't guarantee when creativity is going to hit. The drawing is approximately 52x29 -- not quite long enough for what I want so I'll be extending the concrete and dock a few more inches as well as possibly the background water.
So here's the master pattern, which is essentially a line drawing to be used for placement.
Today will be full of pre-washing my silks to (hopefully) prevent any bleeding later. And then on to pressing with lots and lots of steam - the double check for any more bleeding.
I've given myself a deadline of 10/1/2015 for this one - not much time, I know! I hope you'll follow along this quilts journey with me.