Anyway, one of those friends KD Sams is one of the friends I just spoke about that when they create their paintings my eyes always see it in fabric. Her drawings are quirky and I can see bright colors of candy fabric floating around in my head after viewing her art. So finally I told her this, and to my surprise she liked that I thought her art would translate well into a quilt block. Now mind you she's an artist, not a seamstress but I told her that if she could use the heat and bond lite she could create the block and pattern without ever having to use a sewing machine. Then she would have her art in fabric form to take pictures of for that perfect pattern. Well to get her excited about the process I made one of her girls into a little quilt. Mind you I did rush it so it's not perfect but I think now she see's what I see.
I created a quilt block and the pattern for her girl "Maddie" to show her just how easy it is (and to get her motivated to create this quilt I have in my head, hehehe). I sent the pattern to her so she can see the process, (and improve on it I'm sure). I hope that she posts it for sale, I think she will be surprised by the response she will get from quilters. I'm hoping for 11 more of her quirky girls to make a quilt with. I think she could do a block of the month and people would be anxiously waiting for the next block!
I'm going to send her this Maddie quilt block once I get the binding on it and a hanger for the back but I will be making one for me too <<<<grinning. I think I'll use needle turned applique on the one for me because I'm not so good at the raw edge applique. My satin stitches look like Shat. :)
Here is KD Sams first pattern from her original art. What do you think of her? I'm going to put the binding on today after some weaving tool orders I have to complete. :)
I hope she is excited as I am about her work!