Tuesday, 24 April 2018

AHIQ - share your improv #32

I am a bad blogger.  Or rather, I am a blogger who has ignored one of the simple rules of blogging, but more of that in a moment. 

After my last post I was not particularly happy with the tight bend in the bottom corner of this piece.  I had my flying geese pieced but didn't like how they looked in the area where the curve was at its tightest.  I could have gone back, drawn it out on paper and pieced it that way, but I'm not in the mood for that, so decided to play around with alternatives.  You can see below the same geese with an extra section of wedge-shaped bits. 
I quite like this, so went ahead and added the wedges.
I  tried the geese again - still not floating my boat- and then added a larger piece of the lovely Cloud 9 gold fabric that I've used in small amounts already.  I quite like this, though am not absolutely decided it can stay.  Now to the bad blogger part.  What did I do next?  Did I take photos so that I could share what this looked like?  You would think so, wouldn't you, but no, the next thing on my camera is a photo of tulips.  In fact there are 30 pictures of tulips. 

After I came in from the garden I carried on working on the other side of the quilt.  I want another big sweep of flying geese but first am adding more curvy bits.  The little bit at the bottom here looks a bit funny, but I'm only expecting a tiny bit of it to be visible by the time I'm done. 
I must have sewed for another hour, but at no point in that process did I step back and take a picture of this in its entirety, so that left hand side will have to wait until next time. 

As a side note, I am now wondering about making some really tiny flying geese (playing with scale), which leads me neatly onto this month's AHIQ link up.



14 comments:

patty a. said...

I really like the new bits you have added. It is looking so good and dealing with everything being a curve has to be a challenge! It looks like you are almost 75% done with the piecing.

Ann said...

I like that the geese and wedges do not always alternate - a more sophisticated rhythm. That corner doesn't look as interesting but also notice it will be trimmed. Good luck with the teeny-tiny geese.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I don't think that makes you a bad blogger at all. We're all only human, and it leaves us eager to come back and see how it progresses next time. :)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

This is really coming along! I love the first photo, it looks like a Cherokee headdress! Love watching this one progress!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like the change on that inner curve - moving the geese further out made a big difference.

co coya said...

I understand. I sometimes yell at the dogs to just go lay down after they want to go out (or in) for the millionth time in this hour........ Then I fell like a bad mom.....
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Doris Perlhuhn said...

It looks great but very complicated. I admire how you can handle this. Really an advanced stage.

Janie said...

More experimenting! And you got to go out in your garden, wonderful.
Our weather has warmed up so we've been doing a lot of hiking, what
a treat.
Thanks for hosting AHIQ Kaja, with Ann.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

This is progressing, so interesting. I'd love to see some tulip pics too!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

How do you happen to know the names of so many geese?
I've seen such growth and progress in your work since I've been following along that it rather amazes me. When I first saw the curves and the geese, I thought maybe you were pushing yourself. I am happy to see that your usual process works well even on a difficult piece. Really, I don't think I'd want to tackle all of these little worriers at the same time. The tiny geese, especially.

audrey said...

I am so in love with the colors and shapes of this little project. You have a lot of good energy going on in such a small area! Thanks for keeping up with the AHIQ linkups. I really push to have something to contribute as it's my 'learning' place right now.:)

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I just went through your posts and I am loving it. Beautiful colours and I love the circular layout.

-Soma

Mystic Quilter said...

The softer curve is easier on the eye, I like it! Shame we didn't get to see the photo of your next step, nor 30 pictures of tulips - I love them.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

if you are a bad blogger do you have to stand in a corner? or in the ditch?
loving the curves, those geese are ready to take off