Monday, 31 October 2016

Across the top

I'm still plodding on with this quilt, but after a week of not working on it at all, it took me a while to get going again this morning.  Technically speaking I could look at the last photos on my camera and lay things out according to those - after all that's half the reason I take lots of pictures (in theory). Sadly though I never seem that interested in going about things the sensible way, so instead I pretty much start again from scratch.  

In the end, though, I did get the top left corner filled in.

You can see it's slightly wider than the pieces below it.  As I am going to add this one big strip across the top of the quilt, and will be trying to match up the diagonal stripes on both sides I am deliberately leaving myself a bit of room for manoeuvre.  

Next up is the gap in the middle at the top.  This may be a bit tricky.  I want to treat this as one big piece, but at the same time want the pale red strip (the fabric at the very bottom of the picture above) to stop just over halfway across. My first go at this had too many crosses - it seemed too static...

So now I am playing around with something more like this. Right now I'm not sure about the triangle strips, but not much is sewn together here so I'll just keep plugging away at it for now.

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  1. Leaving yourself plenty of room to align those diagonal strips is very sensible and something I can easily overlook myself!

  2. It's looking great! I look at this and it would be hard for me to make a quilt like this. But I'm very inspired by yours. I may have to try it.

  3. I still like the small flags and triangles the best.

  4. The triangles are very eye catching but the crosses balance them out without taking over, to my eye. Have fun!

  5. The longer cross in the middle caught my eye. The size difference works for me. Personally the triangles work for me, too. Perhaps on the other side of the middle or a bit more offset if you need to make a change. All flags flying!

  6. This is looking great, Kaja! It feels very nautical to me.


  7. I need to buy a thesaurus . - again I say beautiful


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