Channel Lock Grid-LOVE

Categories: Channel Locks, Modern, Ruler WorkBy Published On: April 18, 201324.5 min read523 words7 Comments on Channel Lock Grid-LOVE

IMG_4751OK So Cindi gave me a shop sample to quilt. The person who made it for a class wasn’t crazy about it. Cindi told her after it was quilted she would like it. I think she thought I may just slap some feathers on it and hand it over…cause she needs it by Saturday. She gave it to me on Tuesday.  IMG_4752

I was thinking about how to quilt it and divine inspiration hit.  I have never seen this technique done before and thought I would try it to see how it turned out. ( now I am just sorry it isn’t my quilt to keep… I have to make one) You know how when you draw a design… if you are trying to draw a picture…copying one from another? You take the picture you want to draw and you create a grid over it…then you make your own grid and fill in each block of the grid on your blank canvas with the content of what is featured in the  corresponding grid box? I hope that explains it. Any drawing or sketch class uses this technique. I remember in high school doing this technique…the picture I chose from the magazine was a perfume add and it was a man and women kissing on the beach.  I thought the perfume smelled good…and I also loved the girls hair. LOL Oh the things we are lead by in high school. I was so proud of my accomplishment and how my drawing turned out …I hung it on my wall until I moved away from home. My mother still has some of my art work from high school…or maybe not. IMG_4753

So I thought of this same technique…except it’s a combo of both steps…I already have my picture. But I sewed my cross hatch grid over it. ( step one in sketch process right) Then I just took the picture and the grid and filled in each area of the cross hatch over the picture with different designs. So each olive-green star point got a dose of continuous curves in each box of the channel lock-crosshatch.IMG_4762

Then the gold background with the koi got vertical and horizontal wavy lines in the center of each channel lock-crosshatch.IMG_4764

I put diagonal crosshatch lines in between the original channel lock-grid lines in all the flowered star points.IMG_4763

I made an orange peel design in the outer border. It’s the first time i have actually done and orange peel they aren’t perfect…but it’s good.IMG_4765

I think I maybe would have done a few things different…for next time. I would change some of the designs around.( maybe) and maybe I would have measured my original grid…maybe not.   I am probably the only one who notices any differences.IMG_4755 IMG_4754

I did leave the center medallion without the original grid. I wanted it to stand out…So I played with some curvy rulers in the four side setting triangles…and a flower in the center.IMG_4757

Can I just say how much I love plain backing fabric? WOW! LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!IMG_4761 IMG_4760 IMG_4759 IMG_4758IMG_4756





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  1. Jane April 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    AAACKKK!! LOVE is right! I totally love EVERYTHING about this. Makes me want channel locks! Please, please, please post an update of the reaction you get when you take it to the shop. I bet they SWOON over it.

  2. Jo's Country Junction April 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply


  3. Nancy April 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I would be tempted to hang this on the wall–back side on display!

  4. Carolyn Sullivan April 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Oh that is amazing. Not all of the pic showed up and I’m still AMAZED!

  5. Lori S April 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    That is spectacular quilting, Who wouldn’t just love it !?!…and on either side!

  6. fran April 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    The only thing I can say is “oh my, simply amazing”

  7. Donna Hodgson April 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm - Reply


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