Some stories are linear and easy to follow. And for the most part, this post is about the easy process of submitting an article idea to Curated Quilts for consideration in their upcoming (now published) Negative Space issue. In addition, I also submitted a few quilts for consideration in the Gallery section of the issue, one of which was selected for publication (yay!).
The twists and turns are related to the peculiarities of living in a hangar. We have a physical address and a mailbox, but I’m pretty sure that our post person accidentally placed my much anticipated copy of the Curated Quilts Negative Space issue in the wrong mailbox. And let’s be honest: many of the mailboxes on the airport probably are not regularly checked or emptied. So, I filed a request with my local postmaster to ask the post person to check mailboxes and see if they could locate my magazine. After an additional week, I was told it could not be located. Thankfully Amy and Christine were kind and quickly shipped me another copy of the magazine that was correctly and safely delivered earlier this week.
The Curated Quilts magazine is always a treat, but I do have a deep love for quilts with a lot of negative space, so I have been eagerly anticipating taking my time, savoring cups of tea, and giving this issue a slow, deep read. I love the attention to detail that Christine and Amy give to the way the magazine feels and looks as well as the diverse contributors they select and feature.
Push-Pull is featured in the Gallery section, as are an absolute wealth of other beautiful quilts. One of my favorite aspects of the gallery is the ability to examine the quilting motifs and choices of each maker.
Speaking of quilting choices, I’m really excited to have my article, “Quilt as Desired: Negative Space” included. I walk through the thought and doodle process I follow to develop a quilting plan, with my main goal being to develop a quilting plan that transforms the negative space into a secondary design element. To do so, I share several quilts you might already be familiar with if you’ve been a long time blog reader (like Garden Peony, featured above).
For the article, I also developed an entirely new design that I named Cloudy Night Sky. Using this graphic design as a blank slate, I share the steps I took to arrive at a quilting plan. I’m very excited about the design and quilting plan I created while writing the article, so expect to see me making this quilt at some point in the next year (hopefully)!
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