Friday, 14 August 2015

Hedging my bets

Earlier this week I worried about running out of the fabrics I am using for the outer part of my "stones".  I have been thinking about this quite a lot. Usually I'm fine with having to work out what to do next, but this quilt has quite a different feel for me: I  have deliberately been trying to work in a simpler way, just to see if I can, and I'm loath to let things get too busy.  So, how do I make what I have stretch?

My first strategy is to make sure I use every single tiny scrap.


My second line of attack is to make some central squares that are quite a bit larger - I think this will work well in any case and as a bonus a large centre with a thin border uses less of my precious fabrics than a small centre with a chunky edge.



Mindful, though, that this might still not be enough I have been fiddling about with the two gold Doe fabrics as well.



I like how these work a lot, so might go down this road anyway, as long as I can do it without losing the current mood of the quilt.  I have lots of options, at least!





9 comments:

  1. I really like the Doe fabrics - fun choices to make!

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  2. I really like the gold with the squares on it. I don't think you can go wrong with sneaking more of that fabric in!

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  3. It goes without saying that I like the little touches of KF fabrics in Stones and the fact that some of the central squares will be a little larger.

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  4. It's so interesting to see how you handle this. I like a multi-pronged "attack."

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  5. Great way to use up those beautiful scraps. You have some great choices there! Have fun playing :)

    -Soma

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  6. Looking good . Remember to keep your Seams pressed in the "right" direction though

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  7. I just get so thrilled watching how you tackle things Kaja!

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  8. Good thinking Kaja! You'll come up with the best solution with all the options you've given yourself. Love the vertical gold lines too :)

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  9. I just love the color combination and the mood of the quilt.

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