So I had the idea for this quilt for a while, but totally didn’t know how to make it happen until I learned this improv technique with the Luminary Quilt that I made. I’m so inspired by the movement in Ursula Kern‘s work, so with the combination of this inspiration and the new technique I was fired up. Then, enter Me + You fabric sending me the fabrics I needed and the Big Bang Quilt was born.
Admittedly, this was one of those ideas that I didn’t have a clue what the man hours would be, and, as I found out, it was a lot. So I worked on sections at a time, creating the colors stories and movement for each corner.
I started with the yellow but then realized that I needed to mentally understand the center so then I constructed that.
Next I worked on the other three color stories, which totally made sense now that I could visualize the big picture flow.
Now I know I wanted a hard black line separating the grays and the color areas, which took a little more planning but was so much fun!!!
With all the blocks done, I took a little detour to Cristy’s YouTube tutorial to learn how to spin my seams and oh my did it make a difference.
Then voila, this puppy was pieced and bananas!!!
I sent this one off to Gina Pina in Austin to get quilted and OMG am I flipping out. And like I even decided to hand bind this one. Whaaaaat?!?