Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Sometimes simpler is better

I'm not a pick fan of unpicking but sometimes there's really no other option.  Well actually you can always get your rotary cutter and slice straight down the offending seam, but that's a bad habit I am trying to break.  

However, going right back to the beginning seems to have worked.  I have jettisoned a couple of fabrics and added in a couple of new ones, including a lovely red bird design. I have also decided to take the dark blue fabric and make it an anchor for everything else, to try and impose some much needed structure.  

Here's my first thought, as it looked laid out on the floor.
I liked that so I kept going.  How about this?
 This is where I got to before I stopped.  
Much simpler than my first attempt but I like it a whole lot more.  I'm not sure whether I'll keep going or let it melt into something else around the edges but I guess I'll see when I get there.

12 comments:

Robin said...

YES, I knew you'd figure it out.

Mystic Quilter said...

Like what you're doing here, the dark blue fabric works so well!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Looking so good! The dark blue is very effective.

Nancy said...

I like the rhythm you've created with the colors and block sizes and their placement, Kaya. It will be interesting to watch the development of this quilt.

Ann said...

This looks so much better; it's worth the unpicking. Now the diagonals that you hinted at before shine through. There's enough value change to see into the quilt. Good solutions.

patty a. said...

This definitely un-mushes (is that even a word?! LOL!!) this and the butterflies are now more visible. Yes, your next question on which way to go now is one that will be answered only with time. Right now it reminds me of a trip around the world with a hit of medallion.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like this A LOT!

Marly said...

Fabulous! It would seem that improv needs structure too, and this is a fantastic solution: congratulations!

O'Quilts said...

very nice!!!

Janie said...

Nice arranging and color choice.
Unpicking is a fact of life isn't it? That's what my home- ec teacher in high school would always tell us students.
I don't mind unpicking so much if I take breaks and maybe watch a good movie. A snack now and then helps too.
Good progress.

audrey said...

Looking so good now! Funny how it had to totally be taken back down to the basics. Some quilts are just onery that way.:)

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

And just like that, it's arrived!