Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP- Ideas

I have not sewed a darn thing since this weekend. I've been really busy with studio and schoolwork. This weekend, my studio is going to Clifton Forge, VA to present our designs for the Shenandoah Autism School to the town. So, we've been busy fixing up our drawings, making stands for our models, and generally making our work presentable.

Stands, all packed up and ready for travel!

But I always have quilting on my brain nowadays, and I came up with a brilliant project for my Architextures fabric. It will involve purchasing a LOT more fabric, and will take three or so years to complete.

I'm going to make a quilt that follows my five years through architecture school.

It'll basically be my portfolio- I'm planning on turning my projects into patterns that I can put together to show what I've done in the five years I spent at college. Granted, I've only been here for 2 and a half years, so half of this quilt will remain undesigned until I finish school.

I wanted to use those fabrics for something special, that would showcase them well and really speak to what I have been doing with my life as of late. And I think that a portfolio quilt would be the greatest way to do that.

Anyway, I've been sketching for an hour or so, and I'm kind of getting in over my head, so I need to put it away for now and get back to the work I need to do. But this is it- the greatest WIP I have ever embarked on. Not just the quilt, but my schooling and my life beyond campus.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your presentation and sounds like a great project you have in mind too!