Quilt: October 2018

I’m finally getting around to sharing this quilt on my gallery! This design was created via code (generative art), and it was inspired by my previous improv quilt. When I was making that improv quilt, I wondered if I could emulate my decision making via code, and here is the result of that experiment. The “product” of the generative art was an SVG that I brought into Photoshop and divided into sections to complete that would minimize breaking long colored strips.

The quilt was pieced with Alison Glass Kaleidoscope (ombre), Robert Kaufman white kona cotton, and Aurifil 50 wt thread on my Juki. The backing is an aqua strip from Alison Glass Road Trip. Warm and Natural cotton batting was used, and combined with Aurifil 50 wt. straight line quilting via a walking foot. Because this quilt is all about the piecing, the quilting design was simple in outlining the colors.

I’ve been tinkering with some code generated designs, to mimic the improv style that I tried in my current quilt. More tinkering needed, but here’s where I’m at with this. Mostly JavaScript based, but in theory it could really be done in many code languages. #quiltdesign #quilt #code #javascript #d3js #generativeart #art #modern #modernquilting #modernquilts #sewing #making #webcode #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 ...

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Trying to wrap my head around my next quilt design. Another quilt design generated via JavaScript and d3js, using @alisonglass’ #kaleidoscope palette. I’ve needed to do some smaller sewing projects before I can work up the motivation to work through this! 😬😬😬 #quiltdesign #quilt #code #javascript #d3js #generativeart #art #modern #modernquilting #modernquilts #sewing #making #webcode #showusyourmqg #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 ...

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I’ve gotten a few, “Are you really going to make this quilt?” The answer: Yep, that’s the plan. Fabrics sorted today, and I divided the design into 10”x10” squares. Hopefully tomorrow I can start on this first one! #quiltdesign #quilt #code #javascript #d3js #generativeart #art #modern #modernquilting #modernquilts #sewing #making #webcode #showusyourmqg #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 ...

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New month, new week, new project. This one will take some time! Already had to do some fixing of my t-bar position to make sure my quarter inch seam is accurate. 😬 #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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Still working out my process on these first blocks, and my seam guide/t-bar/t gauge setting. Missed a strip! Oops. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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One inch strips, my old friends!!!! My pile of sorted colors for the current #wip. I’m working from the top left to bottom right so I don’t have to be bouncing around on colors too much. This is what I’ve cut so far. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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@geometriquilt (Caroline) asked me how I was cutting the pieces up for my current #wip. And another friend (@wifelette) suggested I write code to tell me how to break it down. That would be cool (and hard), but for now, I dissect every 10”x10” block on the fly, and figure out how to piece it together, usually starting with the smallest pieces. As @kathleenbaden noted: it’s good therapy because I can’t think of anything else!! #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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It was a two block morning, before work today. Moving on to the next.... #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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Thanks for all your feedback on this #wip so far!!! 😊New plan on this quilt, after I’ve wrapped my head around how much I can manage and not entirely happy with some seams coming together.... remaining work divided into better waypoints to split long strips less. Video made with Photoshop + Dropbox + imgPlay. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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Four blocks. My first couple of blocks were more wonky than I hoped, as I was working out the process. I may go back and fix a few seams, but for now I move forward. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope ...

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    Karen
    January 22, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Your artistry and your patience are stunning! Love seeing your name in my inbox 🙂

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    february 2019 – Steph Skardal Quilts
    February 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    […] I brought the SVG / design into Photoshop to break down into small components. Having worked on the previous quilt, I had a sense of how much piecing I could accomplish in 1 – 2 hour spurts of sewing time […]

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