Monday, 15 October 2018

A whole lot of shuffling going on.

I still like the dark blue, which is a relief.  Right now I'm doing quite a lot of laying things out on the floor, like this...
to try and figure out where I want to use the dark stripes and where I want to stick with the pale ones.  Occasionally when I like something I'm pinning bits together, so that I don't forget next time I get them out and every so often I am biting the bullet and sewing.  
I'm still trying to avoid letting everything get too 'block-y' and this sort of placement creates little gaps to fill, which I hope will help with that.  Partial seams help too (and seem to have become a habit now).

10 comments:

Gale Bulkley said...

I really like the direction this map is taking. The addition of the dark strips has really added something unexpected to this piece.

Nann said...

The pops of dark enhance the design. Sometimes it works best to not overthink.

audrey said...

I sometimes think you are the master of 'shuffling'! The dark blue is working very well!

Janie said...

You're getting good results with your shuffling.
I agree with Nann, overthinking clouds creativity.
It's like muddyied water, you can't find what you're looking for.
Let it rest then you can see where the fish are.

Julierose said...

this is really coming together so well--I like those little ladder strips a lot...hugs, Julierose

patty a. said...

This looks so good! I like the ladder strip with the dark blue; it adds a nice contrast.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like that your dark floor tile is almost a good stand in for auditioning the dark blue bits.

9658 Textiles said...

AGGH! I have this awesome idea for the map improv quilt! how long do we have until the challenge is over?

Kim said...

The dark blue strip adds a whole new wonderful dimension, doesn't it. You are the queen of shuffling....love it! Keep on shuffling along. =)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Better and better -- happy shuffling.