It occurs to me that I have shown the start of my free piecing attempts without mentioning at all where I think I am heading: here goes. I love Julie's quilt, and can see that the barns strike a particular chord for those of you in the US, but of course barns here in the UK are not the same iconic structures, so I thought I'd play around with some other ideas. I had loads but rejected some as not offering enough natural variation, some as probably being waaay beyond my skill level. Anyhow, to cut a long story short, as I was wandering the internet I came up on this and the spark of an idea presented itself.
I love the sea so lighthouses seemed an interesting possibility. Add to that my fondness, on sleepless nights, for Radio 4's shipping forecast (skip the first couple of minutes of music if you want) and the idea grew.
Since last posting I have given in, just a wee bit, to my preference for small and trimmed my pieces down. The blue strips were bothering me most, so they got chopped into chunks.
I haven't taken much off the building bits: just enough for me to feel more comfortable with them, and I'm glad I did as things seem to be flowing better as a result. Here are the bottom two bits underway.
Linking up with WhoopWhoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and with Nina Marie for Off the Wall Friday