Wednesday, 11 May 2016

First steps

Well this is a new thing for me - free piecing and I've learned a thing or two already.  I have, of course, a rough idea of what I want to try, so now it's all about seeing whether that works or not.  I have drawn a couple of little sketches and, having read and reread Julie's book, I wrote a note to myself "remember not to start too small".  This in itself has result in a slight level of discomfort, since my natural inclination is to veer towards small, but I am sticking with it, even though there's a niggling worry I will end up with something sort of clunky and ungainly.

Here are pictures of the day so far:




I'm guessing you can see where I'm going with this.

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts today.

9 comments:

  1. I have the opposite tendency, to go too big. :)

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  2. Hmmmmm - interesting! Like you I go small.

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  3. Being pushed out of our comfort zones is good for us, right? LOL

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  4. It helps me to start with a theme in mind then I go from there, variations on a theme.

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  5. Clunky? Is that the result of using too many big pieces or pieces the same size? LOL Keep going, you have some interesting pieces already. And no, they are not clunky.

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  6. Not clunky -- not at all. If you have questions as you work, email me!

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  7. When I am trying something new, it is always unnerving for me at the beginning. I say keep going!

    -Soma

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  8. A lighthouse is an excellent idea! So far I'd say so good.

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  9. What's "free piecing"? I thought that's what I did - i.e. just cutting it up as I go along? Some interesting shapes you've got there...

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