Friday 10 April 2015

Another brick in the wall

And who'd have thought one little quilt would provide so many opportunities for corny post titles.

Just a quick look at where I'm at.  No decisions on what goes behind the holes, or borders it, and no progress on those facings (yes, I'm a bit ashamed to admit that).  However it has got a bit bigger.  In view of my reluctance to make anything that wouldn't be functional I am aiming at about 60" square - though obviously it's more like about 60" square-ish.  So I've added a bit to each side, and will probably do one more wee bit on the bottom.  But no more wall strips after that.  More holes though, are on the cards.


Hilary Florence said...

dont't you mean, 'creative, carefully thought out' titles!!! This is looking very interesting - which means I will be back t see how it turns out. I am intrigued.

Mary Marcotte said...

I'm intrigued also. The added bricks are looking great. I'm loving the colors and the improvisational piecing. Really, an interesting concept that just keeps getting better.

On another note, I'd like to use your holes idea for some of the small quilts I'm currently making....the fidget quilts for Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes. I'd have to have a purpose and intention, but I think I have an idea that might work. Like you, I'm going to play and figure something out. If I may "borrow" the idea, of course.

Lara B. said...

Mary, I had never heard of fidget quilts and had to look it up. What an interesting idea and I can see how it would help! My Mother-in-law used to like to fold napkins and small towels over and over.

Lara B. said...

Kaja, watching you build your wall is quite similar to when we built a dry stack (no mortar) garden wall. We were quite particular as to which stones went where and often took them out and repositioned them. Your stones are softer though, LOL.

Ann said...

Still loving this. It's interesting to read how others decide an approximate final size. That's always an issue with me. And you know, I'm becoming so accustomed to the non-turned facing that I think one with facing turned to the front would be interesting, too.
The fidget quilt idea, hole direction, brick placement... so many ideas sparking from yours! I can't wait for the next installment.