Monday, 18 April 2016

Rethinking my circles

This is fun - I'm suddenly all excited about the denim circles again.   There's been something liberating about deciding I could start working on this now and I have been happily moving blocks around and cutting more shirt strips.  

So far I haven't made many firm decisions, except that I have sewn one or two strips in where my 9 patches are very different sizes.  Of course once you start actually sewing the seam allowances kick in, so some have ended up much smaller than they looked when I laid them out, but I like them still.  

I've also made a couple of extra little blue 9 patches and in a couple of places have taken out a circle and added one of these.  I'm thinking I will do more of this, once I can get to my stash tomorrow and dig out some blues. Looking at the photo now I don't know if this is all that clear - when everything is blue it can be a bit hard to spot the details, but not much I can do about that!

I'm also thinking about Ann's suggestion of adding some X blocks or lattice blocks (I'm afraid I don't own Cultural Fusion Quilts so I had to google these). 

Something is definitely working itself out in my head.  Hopefully I'll be able to make some more units of various sorts in the next few days and get on with things.


9 comments:

  1. Oh, Kaja - you would LOVE Cultural Fusion Quilts. It is a marvelous book! (and I love the variety of blues in your work)

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  2. It really is very modern looking, I love that you are using denim, many of us wear jeans daily and what a great way to up cycle! I love all the different shades of the denim and blue circles!1

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  3. Your quilt is looking great, love the little additional 9 patches! Wonderful way to up-cycle those jeans!

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  4. So happy that you are excited again - it's going to be fabulous!

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  5. The flashes of warm orange and red look smashing with all these blues. I second Julie, you would love Cultural Fusion Quilts, I have made three quilts using parts of the block designs and I think I'm about to make another one. Perhaps your library would have it, or could get the book in for you.

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  6. This has come together so well . All of a sudden all those disparate circles have gelled together

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  7. I love the look of this. I think it's a real winner; there's something so attention grabbing about those circles on the dark background pieces. I particularly like that the circles are different sizes - it's just so perfect!

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  8. This is coming along magnificently - love the nine patches, the little slivers of other colors, the rows of boxes, etc. They all set off the circles so nicely.

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  9. I love the way this is working out - the shirting is genius! It really lifts it and makes it more interesting for the eye to follow around. Love it :)

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