It's taken a while for me to be ready to start on the next quilt. I am hand quilting my unblogged top like there is no tomorrow (maybe I'm halfway through?), the denim piece has become a bit of a preoccupation and I have been mulling things over but without a strong inclination to get the fabric off the wall and chop. But today that little itch at the back of my brain suggested to me that maybe I was ready, so off the wall it came (along with the design wall, but that's another story).
To kick off I picked out four fabrics - pretty much at random. They were next to each other when I dropped the pile on the floor and it seemed as good a place as any to start.
So far I've cut some squares:
made a four patch:
and now a nine-patch...
I have used little filler strips to bring my strips of squares to roughly the same size - cutting freehand is never exact but I've learned I like adding these little bits.
This is an interesting start for me - not really because of what it looks like now but because I have it in my head that this will be a project about lines and circles not about squares. But when I got down to it, squares were what I wanted to make, so I went with it. Where does that leave the initial ideas? I don't have much of a clue, but I'm going to roll with it for now. (Oops, the pedant in me has pointed out that I can't roll with squares.)
As well as Off the Wall Friday (there's a link in the sidebar), I'm linking this up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.