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I’m Michael and I blog at Patchwork and Paper. Not too long ago the LMQG was asked if they wanted to participate in a Designers Challenge using Jessica Hogarth’s new line, Velocity. A few of the group said yes, so off we went.
My portion of the fabric arrived while I was away in NYC. As soon as we were back home in London I tore open the package and started planning. I wanted to use the building prints and recreate my home town. New York City . I sat down and did a quick NYC Skyline on the computer and then started cutting.
The buildings came together pretty easy. I matched up the random Velocity prints with the “sky” print I was using and arranged my Skyline.
Once the entire Skyline was set I decided to frame the bottom of the buildings with the fun “Scooter” print and the top and sides with the “Bird” print.
I threw together a back with some of the leftovers and then started doing some straight line quilting. Once the road and the buildings were all finished up I thought I would try to give the sky a “sky” feeling.
The finished product with my dedication to my home. I Love New York!
Ready to be hung on our wall at home so I can see it every day.
Hi, I’m Alice from Doris Batting A few weeks ago I was sent a lovely selection from Jessica Hogarth’s range, ‘Velocity’. 4 of us from London Modern Quilt Guild are playing, this is my first designer challenge, so under (nice) pressure! First of all the fabrics……..
I spent the time staring at them waiting for the muse to come to me. I cut a 16″ panel for front of the bag.This fabric seemed ideal as a background.
Here’s my Shard, Gherkin, City Hall etc.Had to have the Shard as its our newest most thrusting skyscraper, opening for its first visitors soon. If you stand on London Bridge station and look up, it makes you feel very woozy……..its soooo high. Here’s my little gherkin ( excuse the expression )
When we were sent some VeloCity by British designer Jessica Hogarth for P&B Textiles, we decided to share some of it with members of the London Modern Quilt Guild to see what they would come up with. First up in this mini series is Beth who wrote: When I get asked if I would like some free fabric to play with I rarely say no! I love a challenge and taking on this one was a pleasure. Given free rein to come up with our own designs, myself and 3 other members of the LMQG, took up the challenge to make items using fabric from the Velocity range by British designer Jessica Hogarth. The range features gentle cityscapes and a soft urban colour palate. It’s quite a childlike range with hand drawn motifs of bikes, scooters, birds and buildings. We each received a slightly different selection from the range but followed the same themes as a starting point for our designs.
- Spaced out colours
The additional challenge was to incorporate a motif from the fabric into the design, either bikes, scooters, birds or buildings. I decided on a quilt as a change from the many smaller items I have been making recently and I wanted to make this a proper challenge. This meant introducing a lot of extra creams and greys to space and stretch out the velocity prints. The quilt I came up with is essentially a half log cabin with squares at the corners.
The squares are intended to reflect skyscraper windows and the varying width strips of cream and grey resemble the buildings in a city skyline. I arranged it all very randomly placing the squares and strips, as I felt, as I went. I like quilts where I get to work like this. Its stress free and I can’t go wrong! I pieced the back using left over squares that echo the diagonals on the front and I like how it turned out. I incorporated building motifs on two of the corners. They do not stand out as much as I had planned but I like that they are there.
There was one of the prints that I could not really use in the quilt. This was the bike and scooter one. The size of the squares I was using would have meant cutting into the motifs and essentially wasting them. I think it is probably, for me, the signature print in the range so I decided to use it to make something else that would do the print justice. I decided on a children’s sketch bag.
I thought this was appropriate to the childlike sketches in the range and also because I have a little boy who is just learning to love drawing. I will have tutorial for this ‘Go-sketch’ bag on my website very soon.
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