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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Final layout....

I don't think I will change my mind.....I'm pretty sure it is the final layout.  I did some rearranging yesterday but I still had to make one new block to get it just the way I wanted it.  I'm adding yesterday's layout below so you can see some of the changes (if you want to hunt for them).  All of the changes are in the bottom four rows.

Here is the 
vertical final layout.  What I learned from this quilt was that I needed at least another 40 blocks to achieve what I thought I was designing.  That means going to a smaller block.  These are 9" blocks (72" x 90") so 7.5" blocks would work and would make a 75" x 90" with 120 blocks.  I need an even number of rows each direction like I have done here so that when 4 dark corners of the blocks come together it is repeated at the opposite edge.  I have spent 2 weeks on this project at this point.  I'm not sure when I'll start sewing it together.  I did a lot of outside work yesterday and probably will be out again today.
 

26 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks fantastic. I really like the way it turned out. Chris

Quilt Musings said...

Beautiful!! Your eye for color is amazing and the "little" changes you made really do make a difference and were not hard to pick out :)

Linda Swanekamp said...

Absolutely stunning. Colors are just lit up.

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

it looks great. it has been too wet here the last couple days to do any outside work - I will be glad for it to dry out a little bit.

Anonymous said...

This quilt positively scintillates. Brava!

Frebblebit

Helen said...

Perfect Wanda - just perfect. I love it to bits.
I must rummage through my batiks and play....
Looking forward to seeing what you move onto.
Cheers
Helen

Vicki W said...

I see your point about the block size and number of blocks but I still like this one a lot!

suemac said...

I see what you mean about the secondary design. I love it.

Monica said...

It is just gorgeous, Wanda! Very inspiring. :D

Marti Dyer-Allison said...

Ohmigosh, I foresee a change to the "my current favorite" photo! This quilt is simply stunning!

Karen H said...

It is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Beautiful Wanda!! I missed this QAL but I'm going to take part now as I love HSTs too!

Susan Turney said...

It's beautiful!

Sheila said...

It's beautiful, Wanda! A piece of art.

Cathi said...

It's absolutely fantastic. It just glows! Must be incredible to see in person.

Judy Dietrich said...

It is amazing that the blocks are all made out of triangles. Those batiks just shine. It is so interesting to see the shifts in color when you rearrange them!! Happy Sunday---hope your garden is growing pretty flowers.

Mystic Quilter said...

Looks beautiful and a good size. Love the way the darker blocks are falling around the outer edge.

Muddling Through said...

It is gorgeous, and your patience amazes me. It also shames me. :(

Kevin the Quilter said...

Simply brilliant! Such a story in color! Look at what I have missed since I have been swamped with work and life! I haven't forgotten about you!

Brown Family said...

I see some of the changes and like the final layout!

Charlotta said...

I wish I could see this in real life. I'm finding it hard to get a real sense of it from a small photo; but as it is, for some reason the vertical version looks best! It's quite striking and I'm sure it's amazing in real life.
Will it hang on a wall? If so, I hope it will be in a place where people can get far enough away to get a good view.

Toya said...

This is beautiful!! I can't wait to get started! I must stop procrastinating, and go pick up a cutter for the triangles. I'm just having a hard time choosing which one.

Pat said...

Neat quilt. I love watching from beginning to the end. Another job well done. Now to sew it together.

stephanie @ Luckystarquilts said...

As much as I like tiny blocks and smaller sized blocks, in this case, I really do like being able to SEE the individual pieces even as they do their blending. Does that make sense? The smaller you go it's more muddied.

marijameson said...

Is there a name for that block or a pattern or a kit? It is stunning.

Featheronawire Sally Bramald said...

Love these shimmering quilts!