Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Brick by brick, stone by stone

My wall is growing.  

I started out trying to work outwards from the section I had sewn together on Monday.


 I liked this but kept getting stuck - going so far and no further, so decided to go back to making little chunks which I can put together further along the line.  I got this


and this.


I am also starting to think about what I'll do if I run out of the cream and blue fabrics I am using for edging.  I started with half a metre of each, so might just about have enough, but might also fall a bit short. Usually I use a lot more fabrics in a quilt but I'm liking this one with a relatively limited range, so I'm kind of hoping I won't run out.  If necessary I think I will go with using more of something that's already in the quilt rather than adding a new fabric - maybe sneaking in a bit more of the gold-y Doe somewhere?  

13 comments:

  1. It is obvious the quilt is really starting to speak to you; the progress is looking great.

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  2. Oh, goodness. I hadn't thought about running out of a fabric. Usually that's a happy circumstance because it forces creativity. But I see what you mean. These fabrics seem to make this quilt... An interesting problem to work through.

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  3. Oh boy - my eyes lit up when I saw this Kaja! It looks terrific! You know - is that dark blue one of the Moda Grunge fabrics? I think I have some of it if you would like me to send it to you. I'm looking closely at the cream too and wondering if is is also from that line. I think that this "limited" range is stunning. I see some more of that gorgeous Kaffe Lotus fabric, which is a favorite of mine too.

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  4. Enjoying seeing your progress. It is a very organic growth, which I like.

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  5. Wow, look at your wall grow! Do you have a thought on how large you'd like to build it?

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  6. It is starting to look very much like a wall, I like how it is growing. I like the idea of adding the golden fabric, that's what came to my mind as well.

    -Soma

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  7. it might be time to stop when you run out of fabric... or not. LeeAnna

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  8. Love the way this is developing Kaja. There's something about the rhythm of the blue and white - I wonder what would happen if you disrupted it with gold...only one way to find out!

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  9. Wow! Love how rich the quilt is starting to look!

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  10. Hopefully you won't run out of the blue and cream fabrics but perhaps you could bring in a little of the goldy fabric.
    This certainly has a great flow!

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  11. This is looking so cool. I love the little spiky bits in the outer strips. They really keep my eye moving around. I love the blue and cream, but I've watched your process long enough now that I know whatever happens is meant to be and will look great.

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  12. Look very good so far, love your colour's choice. XXX

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  13. Look very good so far, love your colour's choice. XXX

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