Tuesday, 25 October 2016

AHIQ - share your improv #14

Having focused on little bits yesterday, I'll just share the bigger picture today.  This is where I have got to (yesterdays bits are not yet sewn together).


In trying to get enough floor space to take a photo without gratuitous shots of kitchen detritus I laid this out so that from my usual standpoint it was actually vertical (and then crouched on the table to get the shot above).  Vertically it looks like this:


It's not the first time I've got this far in a quilt, looked at it from a different angle and decided maybe the top isn't where I have thinking it was.  In this case I suspect that its current proportions are influencing me: I prefer a long, thin rectangle to a short wide one.  It could go either way, I think.  

What is really clear from both these shots is that while it is wide (or tall) enough - about 80" right now, it is nowhere near  tall (or wide) enough, so I'll have to think about what I do with that once I've finished the current top row.  

And now, if that hasn't fried your brains, it's your turn to share. 




15 comments:

  1. I love hearing about your process. Had no idea how big it is getting!

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  2. This is breathtaking and for some odd reason makes me think of a world's fair. Gosh I love it!

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  3. 80" is a really great size, and it will be fun to see how you piece to get the other dimension where you would like.

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  4. I guess I see a Union Jack, in another disguise. I like it a lot. I have not been doing any improv lately, being occupied with other matters in my new art quilt group, but I really like this one, Kaja. I can't wait to see where it finally lands. I'm feeling rather pessimistic about my own flag lately...but I want to revive it. My daughter called the Stars and Stripes "the Kite of our Country" when she was little, so I'm marinating an idea that spins off that. Keep on, I'm enjoying the progress a lot!

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  5. Wow, busy, busy design girl!
    Remarkable :)

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  6. I know it's a limited palette you're working with, but I can't get over how fascinating this quilt is to me! So much going on! Love it!

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  7. I didn't realize it was 80 inches on the longer side either. Turning it 90 degrees does change how to view it but I agree the shorter side should be increased. It's a lovely quilt; becoming one of my favorites.

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  8. I can just imagine you crawling about on the table! 80" or 80cm, haha ;) Would 80" make this a bed quilt? That's interesting because I'm used to you working lap quilt-ish size. I'd love to see this on a bed, it would look fantastic, really bold. Keep up the good work! x

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  9. Coming along nicely! I prefer long thinner rectangles as well.

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  10. This quilt is going to be amazing!

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  11. It's coming along so beautifully! I wish I had an improv quilt to add in, but I've been working on more small projects and not much quilting.

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  12. This is beautiful! I'm amazed at the way it's developing a nautical flavour (at first I only saw hustings!)However you create the width it will be exactly right. Good luck!

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