Thursday, May 15, 2014

As of late Wednesday........

This is where I am on the project as of last night.  I rearranged blocks and made three new blocks.  The oranges in the pale blocks in the center are way more subtle in real life.  The camera seems to want to emphasize them.  I have several blocks that I may remove and make replacements for them as well as making the last 5 blocks.

I just want to recap some information for the people who just happened upon my blog and don't know they can just read the previous posts from the past week to see my progress from the beginning and for the no reply commenters that are asking questions.

1.  This block is Northwind, not corn and beans which is similar but not the same.

2.   I'm using my Studio die cutter to cut the triangles, 6" and 3" finished sizes (the size after all seams are sewn).

3.  I am using 2 different batik fabrics in each block, no fabric is repeated.  With 80 blocks I will have 160 different fabrics.  That involves pressing out the fold marks from storage on the shelf, cutting a strip and returning the fabric to the shelf 160 times (and I love doing that).

4.  I sew all of my quilts by machine.

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Really looks good in the picture. I'm sure you want to tweak it some more. Looks like you are enjoying the journey. Chris

Cherry said...

Loving the color & movement in this quilt! Batiks give such a unique look to a quilt.

mb-RI said...

Looks great regardless of the silly camera. This quilt is definitely on my "to do" list - just as soon as I finish school! Just one week left for grad. exams and then I can sew again!

suemac said...

You can really see the pattern now that you have more blocks up.

diane said...

From this end it's wonderful, but I know until we're satisfied with lay outs we keep moving and remaking until we're happy! And why not.

I enjoy your process with blocks/quilts and how you share with your readers. We can always learn and enjoy. You have such a great eye for color.

Karen H said...

Wow, Wanda, this is great! Wonderful progress.

Monica said...

Wow, Wanda, wow. It is looking really good.

You should definitely work it until it feels good to you, but from my pov out here in blogland, you don't necessarily have to. Sometimes the less felicitous blocks become your favourites!

Roxanne said...

I am also loving this quilt. Just beautiful, Wanda!

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

beautiful progress - and as you press each piece as you take it off the shelf you remember what you have! love the layout

Luann said...

I've always admired your work. I love batiks and enjoy what you do with them. Very beautiful.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

It looks fantastic! Love the shading and colours.

Gari in AL said...

I don't usually copy other people but I like this so much I just printed out the pattern and I bought one new batik yesterday just to jumpstart my Wanda journey.

Dolores said...

I don't suppose it would make any difference to some people if, at the bottom of future posts on this quilt, you put a sentence directing people to this post so that you don't have to repeat.
It's a wonderful block and a beautiful quilt. I saw the pattern a couple of years ago and it's been on my 'to do' list ever since. I hand quilt though, so it will take me a while to finish current projects first.

Stephanie Brokaw said...

I enjoy seeing your progress and the changes you make. Is there a particular effect you are trying to achieve ? I missed it if you said earlier so, I apologize if that's the case. Just wondering more about your thoughts through the design process.

stephanie @ Luckystarquilts said...

gosh darn it. I'm so sorry Wanda, that I have been one of the noreply people you were talking about! I think I fixed it so I can hear back from you. I am not on very good terms with computers, try as I might. Part of my solution was to get rid of Google + but I'm open to other suggestions.

Muddling Through said...

It is really looking good, Wanda. A plentiful stash is a joy forever, to paraphrase. LOL

Brown Family said...

It is a lot of work, but look how beautiful it is!

Pattilou said...

I'm loving seeing these blocks become a quilt. This is a great creation!