In any case, a while back one of my husband's friends asked me to make him a Rap Quilt. I have to admit at first I scoffed at the idea of making a "rap" quilt, after all where was I going to find "rap" fabric?? To my amazement I actually ended up finding some fabric on Spoonflower. This whole "rap" quilt idea also coincided with the release of Katarina Roccella's Avante Garde fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics. There was just something about those fabrics that screamed COOL and RAP quilt to me. I don't know if it's the bright colour pallet or the geometric designs but I feel in love, big time...
So... thus began the saga of the rap quilt, which I have documented on Instagram from the beginning. If you don't follow me on there, you can by looking for @jyotihaeusler. The elements of Hip Hop are MCing, DJing, graffiti, and breakdancing. I tried to incorporate the elements as I saw fit into the quilt, I didn't quite get the dance element in there, but I have the MC, DJ, and graffiti (brick wall) elements in there. This was my first time designing some fabric as well. I absolutely love text material, so I included some of that in this quilt which material that I designed on Spoonflower. The text is lyrics from the song Juicy, by Notorious B.I.G.
I was inspired by the pictures of Notorious B.I.G. in a Coogi sweater, so that's where that piece of the quilt comes from.
All in all... I love the way this one turned out and it will be hard to part with. I think one of my favourite parts of this quilt making was driving around the city yesterday with my family, scoping out the perfect location for a photo shoot. We found this wall mural in the Cathedral village and well... it's perfect!