Curated Quilts Submission
So this is exciting... I'm submitting a quilt for a magazine! Amy Ellis (of @amyscreativeside and runner of this years #IGQuiltFest) is starting up something new called Curated Quilts. Per their tagline, it will be:
"a printed quarterly journal that will curate a gallery of quilts, share current trends, impart interviews with artists, and lend inspiration through techniques and patterns in quilting"
Anyway, for their first issue, they put out a call for mini quilts 10-16" square based on a pinterest board with some architectural inspiration and a color palette. I ended up going a little wild with mine, but I think it's interesting!
ended up pulling the colors and initial layout from the first picture picture after the color palette, which was a salmon-colored high-rise, and then sliced it up to bring in some of the lines in this picture.
I quilted outside all of the coral/pink bars, and then inside at least once on all of the coral/pink bars. The pink ended up popping a little more than expected, so hopefully it isn't too pink for their color palette. The only thing I didn't include was the tealy blue color- I just couldn't quite fit it in. Kona colors are coral, pomegranate, charcoal, and snow. I did a facing too! I haven't done it before, but the top has so much movement all the way to the edges, it seemed like binding or bagging it would cut things off and do it a disservice. The facing is a bit more work, but I totally, totally love it and I think it will be my go-to for mini-quilts/wall-hangings.
As I mentioned above, I sliced up the original top to get a little more movement, and decided to call it "EARTHQUAKE!" After slicing it into four pieces, I offset each piece by a vertical quarter- to half-inch and resewed it (each stripe sewn up is an inch tall). The seams are more or less vertical, though I didn't really go out of my way to square things up and I like a little bit of the wonk.
Hopefully CQ likes it, but we'll see! I have a few other ideas that I hope to send out soon, but I struggle with feeling like I'm not enough of a Real Quilter™ to try and get published yet!