Friday, 21 November 2014

New York under the knife

Last post I said I thought I knew what I wanted to do next with this, so here's what happened.  I realised that although I love the New York fabric, I was treating it with too much respect. I felt that in one piece like that it looked, well a bit lumpy, which is to say like it had been dropped in amongst the other bits I was playing with but didn't really want to be there.  Not dynamic enough I guess might be another way of trying to describe this. 

Looking closely at it, I saw that it is effectively made up of hundreds of different, tiny grids - that's right, they are windows (d'oh).  These are not great photos, but see what I mean?


That was my cue and this is what happened next.


Yup, I chopped it up and sewed it back together again.

Linking up with Nina-Marie for Off the Wall Friday.

8 comments:

  1. Great bravery! Cutting it up, experimenting, letting the fabric which is fabulous lead you. Yea! LeeAnna

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  2. Wow! Love where you're going with this! It really has a lot of energy now.:)

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  3. Isn't that what piecing is all about, chopping it up and sewing it back together? It looks great and those little bits of red here and there add to the excitement.

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  4. Wow - I gasped and then laughed with joy Kaja! This is a great step! You are a much braver quilter than I am!

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  5. Oh, this is a great idea, Kaja! Now the buildings look like they want to play (and play nicely). I love that you fussy cut so that each block has an iconic building front and center. I agree that the red bits really add to the theme. Your son should love this quilt.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this insight. I have a few pieces that need this treatment. They'll go on the to-do list.
    Yours is looking so wonderful!

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  7. Love those "ah ha" moments! Very effective deconstructing and reconstructing. Like others, I like the bits of red.

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