Over the last couple of years as I’ve been on this fabric design journey, each line becomes my favorite.
(Then, if I’m honest, I work with it so much, I become sick of it!)
Fabric design is always a journey. With the Shout line, I started with the idea that I wanted prints that said something. Not just in the artistic “it speaks to me” sense, but in the actual “communicating via some recognizable method” sense.
I started with the design I used in a 2016 QuiltCon entry that featured a Morse code message to my daughter and the rest of the pieces fell into place.
As the pieces of the line fell into place, I started thinking about quilt designs. Finding a way to use a favorite, traditional block in a more modern way was my challenge. Then, as the line grew, finding a way to incorporate at least 18 prints became the next challenge.
By bisecting the traditional block then playing with color gradations, I was able to create one of my all-time favorite designs.
Of course, quilts really come to life when the quilting is added. My oh-so-amazing quilter, Sarabeth Rebe, worked her magic on this piece. Here’s a close-up:
Who knew diagonal lines could be so fantastic?