Monday, 18 July 2016

Piecing the last row

I have been putting off joining the last three lighthouses together as I thought this might be the trickiest row, but today was the day.  

There were two issues that were worrying me a bit: first that the word strip on the left hand side was made when I thought the little grey block would go there; the second was that there was still quite a big discrepancy between the height of the black and white lighthouse block and the other two.  

When it came down to it I thought the words worked okay so haven't touched them at all.  I think it helped that I haven't been rigid about the fabric choices in those strips but have mixed things up a bit.  

In terms of the height differences, I've just used the combination of sandy fabrics that have popped up in smaller bits elsewhere.  

I think the strips of the fabric with the little dark blue whales and ships and things on are maybe slightly heavy looking in this picture, but I am using them elsewhere so I'm hoping it will all balance out in the end.  

Next thing is to look at all three rows together, but that's a job for another day.

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making and Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.


  1. I'm so glad that the row went together easier than maybe you had been thinking! The height variations in the lighthouses add nice movement across the rows, and it is going to be exciting to see them all together soon.

  2. I think those sandy colors are not only perfect for the scene but will definitely pull all the rows together...hugs, Julierose

  3. I love this more every time I see it . The urge to make my own version is getting stronger

  4. This row looks perfectly put together! The sandy colors were the exact right choice Kaja. I agree with what Yvonne wrote about the height variations.

  5. Nice job. I so like light houses. and, making them in fabric... the perfect plan for a quilter and lighthouse enthusiast!

  6. I think the height differences add good movement too, looks more real.
    Very pleasing to look at!

  7. I like the balance (well, the imbalance) -- keeps the eye moving. Wonderful design!

  8. It's looking wonderful, and I love the effect of shimmering waves.

  9. Love it! The whole piece seems to fit together so nicely (to me, anyway). I can't see any reason to be worrying. Those small bits tend to appear everywhere and makes it feel cohesive. Put it together already! It's lovely!


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