Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Yellow birds taking off

A bit more progress: here's where I got to today:

It's pretty obvious which bits are sewn together already; nothing else is carved in stone, which is to say that I am moving these chunks about all the time, so what is on the left now may end up on the right, what is at the top now may end up at the bottom.  

I started off thinking of this as a quilt to be made in columns (I've done that before, but things always veer off at some point).  Last time, looking at this collection of bits and half-bits I started wondering whether I might make a central block with all these and then use that as the centre for a more medallion-based quilt.  

Now I'm somewhere between these two ideas, so we'll see where that takes me. I have to work out next what goes between these columns of birds - triangles maybe.  


  1. I do like the idea of keeping the birds sort of centralized and a nice focal point for this top and am intrigued by your medallion blend idea. :)

  2. This is such a pretty color combination, and love the cheerful yellow print. Always enjoy having a bird's eye view of your process.

  3. I think I would be taking a photo when rearranging them each time. Sometimes I get a better sense of what I want to do from the photos than from looking at the fabric. I really like the touch of orange!

  4. Your blocks are looking so goo, and especially so on the black tiles! It's good to play around with pieces before coming to a final layout decision.

  5. Loving this color scheme! You can't go wrong, in my book.

  6. Flying geese might take off alongside the little black birds...


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