Monday, 7 October 2019

The pitfalls of not planning

I'm moving happily along with this flowery trip-around-the world-ish top.  Very happily, in fact.  However, I have been focusing on the bottom half and working my way slowly up the sides but pretty much ignoring the top.  The logic has been that I will keep moving up and eventually everything will come together nicely.

To be fair, I think that is the case.  What I hadn't given any thought to until today was what size that was going to give me. If you figure each floor tile as being 13", that already gives me a length of 60" and more.  
Looks like this might be quite big by the time it's done!

On another note, you will see I have added in a couple more big squares of the red birds and that I am letting them interrupt the flow of the diagonals.  

This is now pieced into several biggish chunks.  I thought I would sew them all together but I might hold off, in case I need to lose some length somehow.  Mind you I like what I've done, so it would have to be a last resort.

10 comments:

Ann said...

This is working well now. Just a reminder that you don't have to center the diamonds as they can also grow from a corner. I've seen that work well. Keep going. This is a winner!

Janie said...

Good progress and truly, you can always change your mind and rearrange.
And the contrast is working well.

JanineMarie said...

I’m more drawn to Trip Around The World when it’s asymmetrical, so unless you want the whole trip, you might be closer to the end than you think. I really like how you’ve suggested the diagonals and interrupted them, and the color scheme is working well. It’s fun to see where this quilt has gone.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Off center bulls-eye designs are one of my preferences - I like that you're interrupting the symmetrical flow! As to the pitfalls of not planning, I think it is more about listening to what the quilt wants to be instead of forcing our pre-conceived ideas (mine tend to turn out better when I get out of the way).

patty a. said...

You could always make this quilt asymmetrical and just add a little to the top and more to one side.

Sandy Panagos said...

Looking good! Where did your skinny pink strip go?

audrey said...

This is so incredibly lovely! I do so hope that it ends up being asymmetrical as someone has suggested, but I know whatever you do I will end up loving it! The colors and prints are just 'doing it' for me. Might have to go have another dig through the stash totes for a possible future quilt!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great progress! I love the sort of TATW look, the colours and the fact that you still don't know where you will end up!

Robin said...

I like the addition of more large squares. It's looking great.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

You know, I notice one of the little butterflies every now and then, and it makes me smile every time. It's perfect that the limited number creates a surprise and gives me something to look for. I love that "hidden" aspect in a quilt. The butterflies are perfect little surprises in a flower quilt.