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.

Quilt is finished, photographed, submitted. Hooray. Take that, Monday. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope #agkaleidoscope #piecing #pieced #machinepieced #andoverfabrics #machinequilt #machinequilting #walkingfoot ...

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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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Quilting, sometimes, without a longarm. @lelandavestudios asked me if I would use my new longarm to quilt this and I said a) I won’t trust my skills yet on a long arm to tackle this and b) I quilted some super long (lengthwise) strips that wouldn’t be easily doable on a longarm without moving the fabric along, so not ideal. Unless there’s a longarm skill I don’t know about yet?! #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope #agkaleidoscope #piecing #pieced #machinepieced #andoverfabrics #machinequilt #machinequilting #walkingfoot ...

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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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Quilt in the wild. 😂😂😂 Quarry Park in Winston-Salem, NC. #quilt #quilting #sewing #fabric #modernquilt #modernquilting #modernquilts #makemodern #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #stephskardalquiltsoct2018 #originaldesign #showusyourmqg #applique #juki #aurifil #aurifilthread #sew #makemodern #alisonglass #kaleidoscope #agkaleidoscope #piecing #pieced #machinepieced #andoverfabrics #machinequilt #machinequilting #walkingfoot #winstonsalem #quarrypark ...

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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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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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@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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Onto the blues and aquas on this current #wip. But probably a no-sew day because of mom duties! #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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Back to my regularly scheduled sewing before work! #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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2 Comments

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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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