Wednesday, October 30, 2013

20 blocks, big enough........

I think this is the final layout, unless another idea jumps into my head while I stare at it.

I started another batch of blocks because I still have so many strips left.  That will give me a chance to use one more layout and then I have to move on to something else.

Someone asked if I'm using a foundation for my piecing.  No I rarely use foundations.  I just piece, press after a couple strips, square it up about 3 times in the process of making the whole square.  That keeps it from getting too stretched out of square since a lot of these strips are crooked cuts.  They are all the clean up cuts from straightening the ends of a piece of fabric.

19 comments:

HollyM said...

I like this quilt and very much like the layout. Lots of color and energy!

Gene Black said...

I love the way you make use of your cleanup cuts to make blocks.

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like nothing goes to waste. They are very pleasing to the eye. Chris

Jackie said...

Wow... boy do I feel like I was living in a vacuum! Your quilt is just GORGEOUS!! You have made such progress since I was away and I LOVE it!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Powerful - Beautiful - Wonderful . . . I need more words!

LOVE IT!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love it, love it! Somehow I need to collect some great fabric like this. Hard to do online, as I need to see how fabric plays together, there is probably a science to building a great collection.

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

I like how you say you don't use foundations. So many say for these kinds of quilts that you need foundations. I hate using them! I only do when you need it for the whole pattern like Judy Niemeyer's designs

hetty said...

Fantastic! I just love what you create with clean-up cuts.

Anonymous said...

I like this one. Especially the little "bow tie" effect of the black fabrics that are corner-to-corner at the bottom left.

I'm up to 10 batik Cobblestone blocks on my design wall. That's super-slow, by your standards, but I'm enjoying it as a leisurely process. Every new block I add changes the look of the whole wall. Lots of freestyle rearranging. No plan, just happy colors. Lots of ironing and cutting and folding back up: I find that part of the process soothing, go figure.

Frebblebit

Needled Mom said...

I love the depth in this piece.

Jean said...

I love these blocks with the very skinny strips. Nice layout too.

suemac said...

Nice laptop sized quilt.

JJM said...

O.K. i won't fall in love with it as is... I will wait till you add those additional blocks. I too am always amazed at how you use every snippet of fabric and have it turn out so spectacular.

JJM

Lisa said...

Great Quilt! Love the movement. Those strings don't ever seem to be used up do they? My scrap bin never depletes. What's with that?

Sheila said...

Again. I love this idea. Love this colorful, scrappy quilt!

Muddling Through said...

I may have to try one of the string quilts without a foundation because they seriously make me crazy. I do love this layout!

Carol said...

I like this very much, and there is a mystery to how the layout is put together.

Elaine said...

Oh, no-another scrap I won't be able to throw out:) Really like this one a lot!

Brown Family said...

I like the layout. this is such a good way to use scraps1