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.


11 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

    -Soma

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

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  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

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  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.

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  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: http://pieceloveandhappiness.blogspot.com/2015/10/tiny-quiltbig-design-challenges.html

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

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