Sunday, 19 January 2020

What remains

Two things are now gone, as promised in my previous post.  One is the long pink strip to which I gave serious consideration. In the end I decided that it wasn't adding anything, so out it goes.  In fact I like the way the black and pink checked pieces sit up against each other much better without it interrupting.

The other thing that went was a little piece at the bottom of the left-hand side, where I had added two horizontal rows.  Off they came - this piece seems to be working better if I stick with the vertical, although changing directions worked well for me in my last Coins quilt.  

This is the current state of play.
Cutting freehand produces strips with a lot of curve in them, so at some point that pink may be to go back in to help straighten things out but for now I'm just sewing together smaller sections and not worrying overmuch about the technicalities of construction.  

I seem to have gone over the course of about a week from groping around looking for answers to having a pretty clear idea of what I think I'm doing.  This feels good, though I'm not taking anything for granted - next week I may well be stumped again.  

10 comments:

Ann said...

Once you make a change I see how right it is. We know our own quilts best although sometimes it helps to get input from others. Your fabric collection attracts me, too. Love the plaids and stripes.

Julierose said...

I like how this is shaping up a lot--you certainly have the knack for curating great fabrics to use. My improv efforts need a LOT of work hugs, Julierose

Kim Sharman said...

I did say last post that I rather liked the long pink strip, but now that you have 'banished' it, I rather love this new playing of yours. Gosh, you are a delight to visit each time, Kaja. I never know what to expect with those fabulous ideas you have imagined. Soooooo love your playing!

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes, a definite change for good with the pink strip gone. I love how it's coming along now, all the intermingling of the pieces, they play well together.

liniecat said...

a pretty clear idea of what I think I'm doing …..lol
love it and the changes too : )

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really am enjoying the yellow and pink together. Makes me want to go pull some fabrics myself!

audrey said...

Oh yes, this is definitely coming right along. Love the color palette so much!

patty a. said...

I am just catching up on my blog reading. It has been a busy week. I like the variety of contrasting fabrics in this piece.

Good Earth Quilting said...

Kaja, your many examples of improv piecing are thoroughly encouraging me. this is right in line!!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I really like the juxtaposition of dark and light. You blend them in just right. Everyone's right, you do know how to put fabrics together.