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Saturday, November 21, 2009

All of the elements

I have now added stripes, batiks, and an alternate block. I still have many more blocks to sew. Every pair of 2" strips yields one light background block and one dark background block.I haven't decided if this alternate block is the one I will use. I'm still just playing. I don't design my quilts before I make them most of the time. I just make some blocks and start designing with them on my flannel covered design walls. I'm never sure if all of the color combinations are going to work and occasionally a few blocks get pulled and don't get used in the original quilt. I also rarely know how big I am making the quilt. I work on it until I'm bored with it and then I know the final size.

This is very multicolored right now. The really light fabrics might get pulled now that I see it in a photo. I think I want it more saturated and less contrasty. I'll make another pile of blocks and then play some more.

AND just in case you think I sew all day, I didn't even get into the studio until 7 p.m. I'm trying to tidy up the garage and put away the gardening stuff. I've also started moving furniture to do a really good vacuuming before Thanksgiving. I really do housework too. And take an afternoon nap. And read.

16 comments:

Jackie said...

I like how it is turning out. I agree though, the light blocks may be too light. The star block in the middle is a terrific accent.

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Bunny said...

I love your H quilt it is really colourful and beautiful. Nice work.

karenfae said...

I wasn't sure what it was going to look like when you first posted one or two blocks - but it really gives me a good idea now - cool!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

I love the star in the middle too. It's llloking so good. So.....with that full schedule, you must sew all night long!!!

Vicki said...

I like your accent block and I'd like to see a couple more scattered in amoungst the H blocks. IT really gives it some additional interest. I agree with you on the really light blocks, they almost are a distraction to the design of the quilt.

Cathi said...

I love the star block thrown in there. How large are the H blocks? Could you use some of the light ones for journal covers?

Eva said...

Oh I love this. A kind of weaving pattern. Such a refreshing look! It reminds me of something Japanese. Very modern.

SewCalGal said...

I love how this quilt turned out. Great design, great fabrics, great colors. Just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lynn E said...

I like how you play with the blocks . Maybe use the light H blocks as a gift to someone who loves your fabric ....I can think of someone. Ps charged out Strips that Sizzle from guild library . alot of good information in it.

capitolaquilter said...

You are so quick with your sewing, I feel like a slug! I spent yesterday sun up to sun down quilting and although I made progress, there is much to be done. Nice to know you approach the process with an open mind and let it evolve. That's how I like to work too. Looking forward to seeing what I decide.

Deborah said...

Beautiful colors! I love the way you work.

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy watching you play ~ Your designing is always inspirational. And right now I'm thinking of what my intials would look like.

J~MT

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your H quilt is coming along nicely.
Thanks for letting us peek at your progress.
You might end up with a summer H quilt (the light backgrounds) and a winter H quilt.
Vicky F

Sharon said...

Looks great, I really like the contrast you have going on and the maverick block is terrific! I like things a little unusual, this looks great so far

QuiltSue said...

It is looking grreat and I love the idea of the rogue block.