Thursday, 4 May 2017

Three,six, nine

I have gone from 6 housetop blocks to 9...


and from 9 to 12. 


I don't like the middle one here, (I want to separate those two red strips with the little birds) but it doesn't matter as they are reorganised every time I get them out of their box.

I have laid them out in random formations and in more orderly groupings. I have had them facing in and out, left and right, up and done. I have even contemplated slicing into them.  Right now I'm still just fiddling about, to be honest, getting a feel for things (can you tell?)

I could just keep on making on doing what I'm doing; it's good, clean fun, and I'm not doing any harm,  but really I need to decide what direction I'm heading in next so that I don't waste fabric making blocks I don't end up using.  

16 comments:

  1. You are on a journey of discovery with these blocks--can't wait to see where you go with these...hugs, Julierose

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  2. Looks like you are having fun and staying out of trouble. Any leftover blocks can be a challenge to use in the next quilt. I like where you are heading with these.

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  3. Looking forward to seeing what direction you take. I really do like your blocks. So many possibilities.

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  4. Thank you for letting me watch you work, as I can't do any sewing right now. This is the next best thing. I quite enjoy how you do and describe your process.

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  5. It's going to be exciting to see where this goes! I love the way you have them set in the last photo, I guess the more traditional setting, but as you say there are lots of things to do with these blocks.

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  6. Happy that you are continuing on with this! I've always been partial to this kind of layout - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/574209021225722465/ or this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/179862578841920068/

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  7. Sometimes it is difficult to decide if one is using the blocks best.. my own opinion changes week to week... wears me out! I certainly like your color selections... and the variety of fabrics... really cheery.

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  8. Sometimes it is difficult to decide if one is using the blocks best.. my own opinion changes week to week... wears me out! I certainly like your color selections... and the variety of fabrics... really cheery.

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  9. I'm loving these! I did smile as I read this, I so enjoy reading about how you work things out! Looking forward to what comes next!

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  10. Keep going! Remember, right now any one square is 1/12 of the quilt but when you have more squares each square is a lot less dominant. it will work. Good luck1

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  11. You gave me a chuckle this morning, saying you are fiddling about with these blocks. Since you are calling them housetop blocks, does that make you a fiddler on the roof? :o)

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  12. The blocks are looking good! I really like the ones with the stripe and/or that plaid. I haven't even gotten started on my two block improv piece yet! Yikes!

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  13. It's so light and cheerful! I like that zig zag effect in the top left of the first photo. :D

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  14. I really like these blocks!
    And of course you could have 24 half triangles if you slice them diagonally too lol

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  15. I saw housetops right away when I saw the first photo. Are some of the flowers in these blocks also in the butterfly blocks from a few posts back? Hmm, I need to go back and figure that out. Either way, I'm loving the idea of butterflies fluttering around the rooftops, but you know me...always a dreamer. :)

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  16. Fiddling about with fabric . That really sums up what we all do ! Love how these are all coming along

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