Friday, 15 January 2021

Let's go round again

 I'm still ticking over.  The sewing, for various practical reasons, isn't proving too hard to fit in, though my laptop is in use for school almost all day, so the blogging is more of a challenge.  But look, I'm here and blogging so it's all good.

Actually I have spent more of my time in the last week reading the New York Times and the Washington Post than sewing, but that's another kettle of fish entirely.  Back here in the rural backwaters of the UK, I have indulged in a couple of partial seams, and added one vertical column on the left, one horizontal strip across the bottom.

Since I want this to be rectangular rather than square I am going to go again across the bottom before I head up the right-hand side.  Probably these triangles, though I'm not firmly decided yet. 

As an aside, I have also pieced a back and dug out enough wadding to start quilting the next top.  I'm just waiting for some threads.  Usually I work with what I have, but since I don't have any pastel shades I have had to order. Once they're there, I'm good to go.

10 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I do so love where this is going - it's wonderful (and we read those two digital papers here as well).

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I hear you on doing a lot of reading on the New York Times and Washington Post (me, too). I'm glad you have been finding time for sewing and I love getting to see the photos of your progress. Have a great weekend!

patty a. said...

The additional strips look good! I assume you are reading about all the unrest over here in the states. What a mess one person can make. I still believe karma served us well that he wasn't reelected and wonder if karma has anything else in store for him. Karma is nothing to mess with. It will take time, but we will be ok.

Julierose said...

Those orange-y /golden solids and prints are so lovely...I like the way they contrast with the blues ...coming together so well hugs, Julierose

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

So glad you are able to get a bit of sewing done. This is really evolving beautifully, loving that ?chartreuse!

Ann said...

You pull a cohesive but limited group at the beginning and only add other bits at the very end. Much thought goes into your process upfront. Since this is completely different from how I work, it always intrigues me. This time you've used a sophisticated value range. Two very lights - but only one with your birds - lightens this quilt but also keeps it calm. Every value has two or three fabrics. And then... the colors! Stellar.
I never tire of looking at the way your group colors and yet add snippets of them in other rounds. And the way you have a small bit of "pop" spread around. This time it's the red.
How delightful to know you have time to continue working on this beauty.
Stay safe.

JanineMarie said...

There’s something about these colors—energetic, but at the same time, calming. We probably need both right now. I’m glad you are finding bits of time for sewing. Think of it as a prescription for self-care.

cspoonquilt said...

I love how this quilt top is growing, round and round. The balance and repeats, bird and house blocks all create a lot of interest! take care!

Doris said...

Ann said already all I would say too. I don't know anybody else who can change a "chaos " of colors and patterns to such a harmony. Extraordinary. Me too I find myself spending a lot of time reading newspapers online. I would prefer calmer times. But they are not in sight I think.

Mystic Quilter said...

Gosh this is growing in leaps and bounds! I like the idea of the triangles you're experimenting with at the bottom of the quilt and love the way you've placed the birds and little pieced houses, you have a fantastic way of working Kaja, wish I could be brave enough to experiment more!