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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Post #1111

I just noticed the post number as I was clicking on the New Post button,1111.

The 4 blocks have been on the design wall for over a week with 3 strips auditioning for sashing and/or borders.  I hope I can work on it next week.




This is the way I have been designing the zig zag quilt, sideways on 2 design wall panels.  I have all of the pieces up on the wall and will see if it needs fine tuning today.




This is the way I have been showing it on my blog as I was working on it and below I have flipped it end for end.  I don't think it really matters which way is up unless it would be hung on a wall.








A lot of times I design a piece and then I look at it flipped and usually like it that way better.  I guess that means I design backwards or upside down.  What does that say about my brain?  That I'm eccentric and weird?  I have been accused of both of those before.  By non-artistic people and non-quilters of course.

28 comments:

Clare said...

You are definitely not eccentric and weird. You are a quilter!

I like the first option.

Eva said...

The right one is the right one, imho. I mean: strip of fabric for choice. --
Go eccentric and weird, I beg you!
Or send them to me to show them my earlier art.

Joyce said...

I think that every artist or quilter (same thing to me) has been considered eccentric at some time by non-artists. Who cares, though, as long as we can continue to quilt.

Linda said...

Imagine how dull life would be without people who are eccentric or weird. I think it is a compliment to be considered weird or eccentric!

I like the strip on the right best. I think the other two draw your eye away from the wonderful piecework.

Thank you so much for showing your zigzag horizontally and, yes, upside down too! I like it upside down and horizontally even more than the way you have been showing it.

Cathy said...

I really, really, like the stars blocks.

Jacque. said...

I agree...the one on the right is my choice. Your blocks are gorgeous...no big surprise, of course. Always love the way you use color.

karenfae said...

Personally I like the zig zags either way! It is interesting to look at and I love how you play with color. I wish I had room to leave things out to look at for several days without stumbling over!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Muddling Through said...

I like your new quilt blocks. HOw nice to have two beautiful projects going at once.

As to the liking it better flipped, maybe it's just because you're tired of looking at it the other way. I know by the time I get through with a quilt - I am heartily tired of it. But then after awhile, I am happy to see it again. Just a thought.....

Vicki W said...

No matter how you orient it, I love your zig zag quilt!

Rosie1925 said...

I SO LOVE watching you create! Thank you for sharing. And again, your borders call to me...the blue with green dots pulls the other blues out of the 4 blocks so nicely. The other borders just don't share well. (As I looked at the picture with my hands blocking the various borders.) I wish I had the space to do this! But my art quilts are few and far between. Four kids and a DH...still got 3 gift quilts to go.

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Conheci seu cantinho... amei!!!
Lindo, criativo, alegre e acolhedor...
Um ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Itabira - Brasil

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Whether you zig or zag, you work is delightful. Oh, and your new star blocks - they light up my nights (and days)!

Sewing Junkie said...

I agree the Star Blocks really rock the universe. Talent drips off your hands Chris

Anonymous said...

No matter how you turn your zig zag, it is looking good ! I like the dark green border on the stars best, it really makes them pop.
Of course, you know best and what your feeling at the time you make a decision is the way it will be !
Louise

Cathi said...

I love that zig-zag quilt -- no matter which way you turn it. As to the star blocks -- they are fantastic! I like the strips of fabric at the top and right side as sashing/border possibilities.

Millie said...

It is always fun to visit your blog. Thanks for sharing all the zig-zag blocks.
I love seeing how you make your quilts and get inspired by your and your students work. Have a great weekend!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Another reason why so many of my quilts are non-directional ... I like to be able to rotate them any which way and have them look "right" ... p.s., you ARE NOT WIERD! You are amazing!

Maria said...

Congrates on your 1111 post.

I agree with the other folk the border on the right is my favorite.

Oh and keep being eccentric, I love all your quilts Wanda.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy the weekend posts so much. Always brightens my day.

It will a treat to see your chosen sashing border. I wouldn't even think of voting on one of those three, cause I always select the wrong one. (^._,^)

Love your charm quilt no matter which way you hang it~ it is striking !

Today is my first class on this computer I'm excited to learn how to enlarge your blog. Right now it is smaller than what I had on my old Dell. i know there has to be somewhere to click into a larger screen.

J~MT

Quilts and Cats said...

I think being called eccentric is a compliment to your artistic abilities. I'm not so sure about weird!

Jean said...

I love the colors and the contrast of lights to darks.

Sue said...

Does this mean you've read Siimon Reynolds book "When they Zig you Zag"? Clever of you to post 1111 times and realise it too.

jacquie said...

weird...is NOT an adjective i'd use to describe you...mad skills..yes!

quiltmom said...

HI Wanda,
The zig zag quilt is lots of fun - I love your unique and creative explorations. They take you and your readers to lots of interesting places. What an amazing accomplishment having posted 1111 blog posts.
Hope you had a wonderful National quilt day. I went shopping on line but in the end did not buy any fabric- window shopping is sometimes the best kind.
Regards,
Anna

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful no matter which way it sits!!

JRonson said...

U can really work with many colors the result it's awesome, i love the last one :) good job

Frog Quilter said...

I love the strip on the right, the dark green with bits of color....

Gorgeous...

Cheryl Arkison said...

Maybe it's the light, but my vote goes for the one on the right in the photo.