Friday, March 28, 2014

Jellyfish Layout

Trying something new here... a video! (hope it works!) Really, it's just a bunch of photos of my layout process of the Jellyfish Hexie Quilt. This spans about 4 days of puttering around with 1/2" hexies. 

video

When I laid out the Dragon Quilt, it took over 2 months playing around before I came up with a layout I was happy with. I'm hoping this one goes quicker! This is the hardest and most important part of this whole project. I'm wanting to make sure I'm happy with it before I start stitching it all together.

This is how it works when your pattern is made of flat colors. It's the patterns in the fabric that really give it life.


My work world has become super busy... and I still have a couple other quilts to finish. I'm hoping I can continue to make good progress on this quilt through it all.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, quite fascinating to watch. Do you have a software program you use for your layouts?

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  2. I would love to share this on The Hexie Blog with your permission! I'd also like to know what software you use!

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  3. Sure Julia... share away! I use Adobe Illustrator to create my designs, print it out on a piece of paper, and that's what I use to count hexie colors. I plan to photograph until the layout is finished, so I may have another one of these to post in a few weeks. ;)

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  4. What a cool way to chart your layout, Gail!! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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