Sunday, February 6, 2011

Okay, talking process here!

First I just want to say I think David and Jessica have a great idea here!
Thanks for putting it together.

I am currently take a class that is all about orphan blocks and putting them together
I was inspired to take the class after I saw Victoria's kitchen sink quilt

I love the scrapiness of the whole thing,
not to mention the idea of using up what I have.
I am working on areas of the quilt that seem easier to piece right now.

I laid this all out in the classroom.

When I got it home, I realized it was going to be rather difficult to piece.
I have moved things around a bit, but I still want it to look very random
and all over the place.
I think I can achieve this without having to do a "y" seem at every intersection.
My biggest obstacle at the moment is that I don't have a "design wall",
but a "design floor" in my sewing room and my knees are killing me!
Advil please!

6 comments:

  1. lisa, i love your geese! this is going to be great.

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  2. It's lovely, LISA! Take the "Y" out of your thinking and try using, "PIVOT" it's an easier word to wrap your brain around... ;-) A little trick I use... have fun with it!

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  3. This looks great! The lighter blocks shine through! Keep going!

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  4. This is going to be amazing. I think I like the wonky tree the best. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  5. Lisa, I had the same "very random" piecing problem with my first block for the intuition quilt. What worked for me was: if a piece was too short, I added on ... & if it was too long, I cut it off.

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  6. A tip for a design wall: A flannel backed table cloth can be hung on any empty wall space using straight pins. Inexpensive and can be rolled up, taken down and stored if necessary - even with the blocks still attached. Mine is in the upstairs hallway just outside my quilting room.
    P.S. I've never taken it down. LOL

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