Sunday, September 23, 2012

Playing with blocks....

I had 3 sets of blocks on my little design wall.  Some were all dark, some all light, some diagonally half light/half dark, and some darks and lights across from each other in the block.  I had sewn those groups to use for a demo at a guild program I did in May.  I decided to try all 3 types of blocks together and see if they would play well together.  I think this might be interesting but I really won't know until I sew a bunch more blocks and transfer this to a larger design wall.  I don't design my quilts in a computer program because if I knew what it was going to look like, I wouldn't need to actually make it.  For me the thrill is seeing the patterns emerge on the design wall.
I stayed inside all day yesterday.  It never got out of the 50s and turned cold again by evening.  I had to empty the dehumidifiers and put them away for the season.  There were a few other maintenence jobs and then I worked on the pillowcase kits for Monday's church sew in.  I have 20 kits ready now.  Today my cousin and his wife are in the area and are stopping by to see me and then going to see Dad. 

20 comments:

Brinda said...

These are so beautiful! I love looking through your blog....It is so inspirational!

Sewing Junkie said...

These look interesting. Playing is fun. Hope you enjoy the company. Chris

Mary said...

I love the three-dimensional effect these give. This is definitely worth playing with some more.

Lynne said...

I like how you think - if you knew what it was going to look like you wouldn't have to make it! I agree totally!

We are experiencing lovely spring weather but today got a little hot for September, it reached 30*C (86*F).

Terry said...

It does look interesting, have fun with it.

Gene Black said...

I really like this layout. It appears that the lighter diamonds are floating about the darker ones. It has a wonderful dimensional effect.

Annie said...

Love this, it looks like colidascope.

Needled Mom said...

It's also much more fun playing with real blocks instead of a little mouse. I like the looks of this layout.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a wonderful layout. I admit I don't use the computer to design because I am a bit dense when it comes to learning a program! I tried and can't remember it from one time to the next so I just go with it. This design is wonderful and such 3 dimensional look to it.

Zurn said...

Oh my gosh! I love this. It is brilliant in color and design :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm with you - no computer designs. I spend enough time using the keyboard already - I'd rather fondle fabric!

mad elena said...

In your very first post about prismatic gardens, you said your goal is to make one better than the first one. I think you've achieved that many times over, don't you think?!

Anonymous said...

WOW ! Sensational to say the least. I can see why this design was a thrill. It looks so great on screen and it has to be even more so in real.

J~MT

Laura Wasilowski said...

I'm with you. I don't think I could design on a computer. The feel of the fabric is so important when making things. Computer screens don't allow that tactile thing that thrills me so much.

Purple Pam said...

The beginning of this quilt is intriguing. I like the color play.

Muddling Through said...

Well, they're playing together real well right now. :) I'll be watching to see if they continue to behave.

Cathi said...

They're looking beautiful together already. I can't wait to see more.

quiltmom said...

Wanda,
I absolutely loved the video you did about your quilt show. What a fabulous body of work that you shared.
I loved hearing you talk about your creative process.
Thanks so much for sharing it.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Looks like your combination so far is a winner! Lots going on with the blocks and interplay.
So far we haven't been zapped with frost, but it's getting chillier and chillier...
Vicky F

suemac said...

I like the pattern that is coming out of the blocks.