I have been having a wonderful time participating in the Wholecloth Design & Execution Class being held online at MQ Resource. The class is being run by Adam Chenevert who is an amazing and inspirational quilter - check out the link to see some of his amazing work or visit his blog.
The concept of the wholecloth design course if fairly simple - you design 1/8th, mirror this image which becomes 1/4 of your quilt. Put the four quarters together and you have the basis for a whole quilt. I have spent numerous hours in glorious Melbourne autumn weather drawing and re-drawing my design. With the help of a computer savvy 13 year old I have even managed to mirror and flip my design in photoshop.
This is the 1/4 design of my wholecloth quilt.
The following is the complete design - there seems to be something quite magical about symmetry in quilting designs.
Adam also loves to quilt many different background designs on his quilts - I have included lots of pebbling, cross hatching and straight line quilting around the feather motifs.
I have ordered some Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons to quilt this wholecloth design - whether or not I am up to that task is something I will find out in due course but I am certainly looking forward to the challenge.