Monday, 17 December 2018

4 more sewing days till Christmas

I'm jumping straight into this one, trying to make the most of the last few days before everything stops for Christmas.  This is probably a good thing, as it's stopping me from overthinking the connection between this piece and Yellow Birds.

I decided to have one good look at that quilt and then not to look again until I feel like I've found a rhythm with this; I think if I keep checking back it could prevent me from finding my way.  What I took from that one look was a mental list of the different elements in the piecing: log-cabin-y bits with the birds at the centre, flying geese, some little strips of squares and rectangles and quarter sun blocks.  Oh, and words, which were a late addition last time but which I got printed up right at the beginning of this one.

I kicked off by cutting some bits of the lovely birds and starting to piece around them.  Sadly the pale fabrics lose a bit when the flash fires, but I'm sure as the light improves next year you'll be able to see them better.
I'm mostly still just making these bits and some geese, but have sewn one slightly bigger piece.
I am currently undecided about the suns.  I might try just making a couple, rather than a whole pile.  I am also wondering about throwing some stars into the mix.  Lots to consider!

10 comments:

Julierose said...

I just think those little triangles will link all the bird blocks together very nicely--great start...hugs, Julierose

patty a. said...

I love what you have going on so far. You have a wonderful variation of plaids and stripes that compliment each other and the bird fabric. This is going to be a very cool quilt!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Ooh, I like the idea of adding stars into the mix for this one! I hope you have a lovely last few days of sewing before Christmas.

Robin said...

Love the bird fabric. Whatever you do, you can't go wrong with that as your focus fabric. I'm going to have to look up what exactly gloaming means. It's not a word I hear very much unless I read 19th century poets. Great start - look forward to following your progress.

Ann said...

The bird fabric is wonderfully sophisticated. It mixes so well with the flying geese. You're using a very wide value range this time. It makes a striking statement. Merry Christmas.

Kim said...

I love the bird fabric. I just know that this is going to be another fabulous quilt. Enjoy your Christmas. A few days off from quilting could be a most wonderful thing.

LA Paylor said...

And you're off to the races! It's fun to see the start... the call of fabric and the beginning of all the million choices that will come. I sure like the idea. What are those little triangles? I like them!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Really like the prints and colours of this one, they look lovely with the bird fabric. Have fun playing :)

-Soma

Janie said...

Strike while the iron's hot!
Looking good so far, good way to get ready for
the new year.

Mystic Quilter said...

I like your start on your new project Kaja. Enjoy the quiet moments!