I am busy working on a maze quilt for my friend, Doug. Here is a picture:
Doug loves it when I quilt quirky things into his quilt. We decided to play off the mouse in a maze theme for this quilt. The mice on the quilt are just plastic, but they provide a wealth of inspiration for this quilt.
Note the outer black border fabric which frames the quilt’s edges? That is what I will design first.
Using Photoshop, I sketch ideas for this border. I thought it would be interesting to have an overhead perspective of a mouse running around the border. Once sketched, I redrew in Art & Stitch software for digitizing. This is my first rough design:
Note the easy freehand “fingers” quilting on the edge of the quilt to fill the space. Tip: Just quilt long skinny “U” shapes. Fast and easy!
Now I am designing the rest of the quilt. Think mouse traps, cheese, and similar themed motifs.
Hope you have enjoyed a sneak peek into Doug’s quilt. I need to get this quilt done quickly for a couple of reasons- we have a contract on a boat in FL, and need to fly back there for the survey, sea trial and haul out. Will be sharing more about the boat after the deal finalizes.
In the meantime, I would love to hear how YOU have been? Do leave me a comment so we can chat. Happy quilting, Carla