Friday, 9 October 2015

A new start

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.


  1. Lovely mix of fabrics/textures . . . lines, circles, squares . . . enjoy the process!

  2. I have a desire to do some piecing and then use the pieced fabric as the center of circles inset into a more plain / neutral background. It will be interesting to see where this leads you and if the lines and circles come out or if it turns into something different.

  3. I'm all ready to enjoy this ride, where ever it takes you. I like the mix of patterns you've selected so far.

  4. Go with the flow and rise with the tide!

  5. Really love this combination. Yes, definitely go with the flow!


  6. well it might be a bumpy ride but you can roll a square, lol

  7. Circles might come later, in appliqué or quilting...roll with it - as Leeanna said, it might just be a bumpy ride for a while!!! Great, soft colours. It's really interesting to see the more traditional floral fabric in the mix, the filler fabrics really go with it too. And I guess we'll never know where things are headed unless we actually make a start :) (Ooh that was a bit profound for a Saturday morning!). x

  8. 'Go with the flow' can be a bit mindless, resulting in 'no where land.' but I've seen your work and you have a great 'voice' so I'm looking forward to watching this new piece unfold.

  9. Interesting start. I like the little bits you added to fill out the squares. This reminds me a bit of Mel's Tiny Quilt posted here:

  10. Once again an interesting assortment of fabrics. Maybe the circles will emerge later.


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