Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Building bigger bricks

In the middle of the night, when anyone as tired as I was should definitely have been sleeping, I woke up to wonder to myself why I seem to be working with smaller and smaller pieces.  With the current wall project I just started by cutting a size I liked the look of, but of course once you start factoring in seam allowances things get small pretty quickly.  

This morning I cut some more squares, only bigger this time.


This is what they look like mixed up with the original bits:


and with some turned on their ends.


This is clearly not going to be the quilt I started off thinking I would make, but that's nothing new; I just need to keep going and get to grips with what's going on here.

14 comments:

  1. Whatever it is that is going on, I think it looks quite promising! I look forward to seeing what it turns into, as it looks like a great scrap quilt inspiration. Some of the pieces do look like they will be absolutely tiny, but who knows, it may be just what's needed.

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  2. I enjoy reading your process -- how you got to these multiple sized pieces. Will you use one background fabric? Curious to see how you continue with this.

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  3. I like this...sometimes we should be a little more free with how we sew and quilt. It might surprise you and become something beautiful.

    Deb

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  4. I see you're leaving mortar between them... LeeAnna

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  5. Amazing what comes in the middle of the night! I like what's going on here.

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  6. Very pretty fun play - looks like that's what's going on there. :) Loving those fabrics together so much!

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  7. I really like how it is coming along even if it wasn't what you planned, I think that is what makes it all so fun and enjoyable!

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  8. I really like how it is coming along even if it wasn't what you planned, I think that is what makes it all so fun and enjoyable!

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  9. This is a great use of scraps and will turn out to be such a cute quilt. Looking good!

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  10. Interesting. You're absolutely right about seam allowances. It's hard to remember how much they affect the layout.

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  11. Looking interesting! I love your colours here & am enjoying reading how you went about this, and glad I'm not the only one thinking in the middle of the night! I'd take a guess & wonder if these are the beginnings of scrappy vortex blocks?

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  12. I had no idea that the blocks you were working with were so small. Fun to see the size contrast!

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  13. If you keep adding size to the bricks, you'll have scrappy in a different way. Just think of the possibilities! It's already beginning to take on a personality. Love, love it! As for waking up with a quilt on my mind, well, why do you think I'm up at 7:00 on a Saturday morning? It's still better than waking to thoughts about school! I think we're all just a little crazy!

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  14. Beautiful prints! I am looking forward to seeing how you join them together.

    -Soma

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