Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Nerdy Inspiration

A few months ago I found this cute dinosaur print and thought that it would make a great set of baby bibs. Once the bibs were made, I paired what was left of the dino fabric with some fabrics from my closet and decided to write a new pattern.

I arranged and rearranged the fabrics, made sketches on some graph paper and never really liked the result. Then one night I was watching an episode of Nova (about fractals) and saw the solution!  It looked something like this:

I loved the look of the larger squares surrounded by the smaller squares.  I quickly grabbed a paper and drew up the idea.  Then I finished watching the show (not sure I understood a whole lot of it).  The next day I worked with the idea a little in illustrator and then started on the actual quilt.

 The finished quilt is a large crib size / lap size:  51" x 51"

I love the large dot fabric I found for the backing.  It's from the All Star 2 line by Riley Blake.  The dinosaur fabric is Dino Dudes from Michael Miller, the cute orange ABC fabric is AlphaBuddies from Andover Fabrics, and the brown dotty binding is Riley Blake (I think from the original All Star line.)

The quilt is for sale in the shop [sold]  
The pattern for this quilt is now available!

I'm linking up:

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, Andy. I love that you were inspired by fractals!


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