Saturday, 27 October 2018

Looking at things sideways on

My last progress post/update on this map quilt was over on the AHIQ blog (if you haven't already, do check out the other posts and see all the different takes on maps that are going on).  I was distinctly unhappy with what I had done, so I have unpicked the offending section and rather than trying to improve it I have left things to stew in the top right corner and moved on to other areas of the quilt.  
I 'm happier with this.  I was going to say that it's probably not going to get any wider, but then I looked at it from another angle.  I like it this way up too, but that would change the dimensions I'm aiming at.  Just so you know, in the first picture it's about 65" across and I was thinking of heading for about 80" in length.  
I think I'm going to make just a few more of my big chunks before I make any firm decisions about where they go.  That way I can mull this over but also, as is so often the way at this point, I'm running low on fabric.  I should see how far I can get and leave myself some wiggle room.

14 comments:

Ann said...

I like the rotation and am curious how you will finish the edges. There are a number of map quilts on AHIQ. I’m excited how many people have embraced this odd challenge. Thanks.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

A different perspective can sometimes be much more elusive to find - changing up and down, left and right is a lovely twist.

QuiltSwissy said...

Funny how things do look very different from a different perspective. A lesson for life as well.

Sue McQ said...

Those bordered segments remind me of film strips!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm not at all worried that you'll finish this up in fine fashion - you always seem to make it work out so well.

Shasta Matova said...

This is coming along so beautifully! The dark strips help a lot. I'm enjoying seeing this quilt come together.

patty a. said...

I was at a workshop with the Gee's Bend quilters back in 2014 I think. I brought the materials needed - used clothing - and proceeded. After a couple hours one of the ladies asked me how big I was going to make it. I said I will just keep sewing until I run out of the fabric from the shirts I brought. She liked my answer.

Lynette said...

I really like watching this kind of project transform as it moves along. And it is quite suprising how much change the direction of looking can make!

Janie said...

Your process reminds me of making a good soup.
Good ingredients working together well and the slow important simmering
process and sampling and adjusting and that's how it turns into a work of
art!

Kim said...

You are still playing with this fabulous quilt. I must say I love where it is leading you. It is looking great.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

For some reason, turning the quilt the way you have works better for me. I saw a city street map much quicker. I think it's the having the dark lines moving in this direction that works for me.
Maybe add another fabric now just to make sure you have enough and still have it spread across the quilt. I love where it's going!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The mix of dark blue and light yellow strips are my favourite in this quilt. I am liking the second one better.

-Soma

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

lovely and restful, a lovely flow to this. I still find myself in charity shops, looking at check shirts, and thinking Kaja would like this!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

This lovely unimposing quilt flimsey is begging for a big fat sunflower or some other type installation of an applique of some sort.