Friday, 19 May 2017

Still making bits

I think the bit-making phase of this quilt is going to be a long one; that's what I get for deciding little triangles were the way to go instead of enormous strip sets.  

But progress is being made. I have now made three of the big blocks

and the fourth is underway. Each one is different. The individual quarter blocks are not measured so vary in size.  When I come to sew four together this dictates what happens.  If the two quarters match, I sew them together without tweaking; if they don't then I add a strip, or some triangles.  Then I look at the next two.  I like the variations.

 Right now my floor looks like this.


I should note that I am not making assumptions about layout yet, but this arrangement is the easiest way to fit everything into a photo without taking in swathes of mess around the edges.  I am pretty sure that the centre piece in the picture about will be in the centre of the quilt, but beyond that it's all still up for grabs.  

Now there is a pile of little triangle-y bits waiting for me, so back to work.

17 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am definitely enjoying watching the bits become blocks, and I look forward to seeing it come together. I can appreciate that the triangles take quite a bit of time. Will they remain smaller pieces of the cabins or eventually become larger pieces to tie the top together? I'm very curious to see how it continues to go!

patty a. said...

I am liking it very much!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Such happiness in that photo!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's looking great! Do you know how big you will go, or will that just evolve along the way!

Cathy said...

Every little bit helps!

Julierose said...

Just love the triangle additions...hugs, Julierose

Monica said...

It will be fun to see how the layout develops. I like it when the squares don't all line up! Another thing to try some day...

Libby in TN said...

Took a class on improv today and the teacher functions much like you do. We worked on some techniques first -- log cabin and wonky stars. In the afternoon we worked on what she calls panels. Didn't come away with anything more than ideas and even more appreciation for what you do.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful progress! The triangles are time consuming, but they certainly add wonderful interest to the blocks. A break from all the squares and rectangles.

-Soma

Kleine Vingers said...

I love seeing the progress, improv quilting I find very hard. Love the colors and how lovely it looks together

liniecat said...

Fantastic 'jiggled squares' and fun, fun fabric colours :)

PaulaB quilts said...

Those squares are great. I like your color choices a lot.

Ann said...

The triangles make a needed variation from the strips so they are well worth the effort. I like that you are not lining the blocks up; another way to keep your mind and options open. I'm really following your process on this one; I have some old housetops sitting around. Ha.

cspoonquilt said...

There great! So many fabrics to look at, my eyes just kind of wonder around, it's fun!

Jill Fisher said...

I love orange and blue together! Keep going on this, it looks great.

Janie said...

The contrast and colors are inviting and make me want to stay a while soaking it up.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Little bits add up to big bits. Best looking floor I've seen in quite a while!!