Friday, 16 October 2015

Quiet quilt, slowly growing

Encouraged by the response to circle no. 1, I have made circles no.2 and 3.  I tried swapping the segments round this time, so one quarter of each doesn't belong with its fellows.  I'm not sure I'd bother doing it again: I don't mind it, but don't like it any better than the original version.  Having said which it's nice to have a bit of variety.  I've stuck them up on the wall with the 9 patches and, for me, now, this starts to look like something.


Looking at this post I've just realised: one more and I can make a big 9 patch out of my little ones. That's an idea that pleases me.

14 comments:

  1. I am really liking how this is progressing, The stripes are definitely looking more integrated now they are included elsewhere. Lovely work!

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  2. This looks awesome. I love the combination of squares an circles. It has an organic look to it. I like the mainly soft colours that you've used and the stripes and gold fabrics that take it up a notch.

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  3. Oh very nice! And good to know that switching out a quarter of the circle doesn't have a big visual or design impact for you.

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  4. Love this...the patterning and the colorway

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  5. Nothing like experimenting! You seem to be enjoying the process.

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  6. Just curious: approximately how big are your nine-patches?

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  7. Yes, the repetition helps me see it better. I agree about switching up the quadrants, it doesn't make that much diff. It will be interesting to see how it develops further.

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  8. Oh, this is definitely coming together beautifully! The repetition is definitely working and I can't wait to see the next few steps. How you come up with these ideas really fascinates me. You have such a good sense of color and design and handle improv like it's an organic, natural way of working. I wish you'd come to a Houston show and teach a class for quilters who struggle with improv (like me).

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  9. It's coming on really well , I love the circles within squares

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  10. Yes! Really excited by this - and you're making me want to go and do some piecing.... damn quilting takes so long, aaargh! AAAAND.... have you now got a design wall and stopped using the floor?!?!? (I'm a tad envious if you have!)

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  11. Like how these colors hold it together. Beautiful.

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