This amazing book, jam-packed full of projects, highlights the work of fourteen different designers. And for our blog tour, we're doing something a little different: nine of the designers are sharing the inspiration behind their designs on their blogs! Today we have our very own Roxane Cerda talking about the inspiration behind the book and Liz Aneloski talking about her project,
Spring Petals Gone Graphic. Take it away Roxane!
Roxane: Sometime last year I thought, “I wonder what would happen if
we did a book based on a challenge?” Well, now I know! I tasked a group of
designers with the call to arms to create a single quilt design using fat
quarters and then revise the design over and over to come up with a series of
individual quilts, all based on the one original quilt. The creativity they
demonstrated was amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with the resulting book.
Working with this group of fourteen wonderful designers to come up
with 75 Fun Fat-Quarter Quilts was an eye-opening experience. I love the work
each of them did independently, and it was amazing to see how creatively they
could change the look of each project by manipulating details such as
placement, color, and size.
Watching each of the projects evolve as the designers revised
attributes offered an insight into how each of these talented quilters
approaches the design process, and each project and variation truly stands on
its own. Over the course of the blog tour I hope you’ll get a chance to see
how uniquely each of these designers approached the challenge, starting with Liz Aneloski!
Liz: Spring Petals Gone Graphic was inspired by an amazing photo of a Sparaxis Elegans flower on Pinterest. This flower combines orange, pink, and black in an amazing way. I would never have thought to use these colors together, but I love them.
Then, just to give some fun options, I added a few layout and size options.
Want to learn more about the whole book? Watch this video by Kate Colleran: