Sunday 31 January 2021

What was that I said?

Did I say less fiddling than usual?  Ha! That'll teach me.  It's taken me several false starts and a whole week to do one little strip across the top of this that I am satisfied with.  

The first part - the mucky green with yellow inserts - came together in a pleasing, straightforward way but then I hit a bump in the quilty road.  My logical brain wanted to use a particular fabric.  It made sense.  I hadn't used it up at the top, it should have provided a neat contract with what went before.  Only it didn't.  In fact it didn't work at all.

Undeterred I made another strip using the same pale fabric but with a different partner.  That was no better.  So I had to admit I was wrong and go back to the drawing board.  

Eventually I came up with something better.

And yes, I know it's upside down here. Sometimes I find it helps me to look at something from a different angle.  

Here, for the sake of thoroughness, is what it looks like the other way round.
The foreshortening that I get from photographing work on the floor means this looks longer and skinnier than in real life, though it is emphatically a rectangle.  I think maybe one more round and it may be done. If I keep up the same pace that will take me to the end of February!


Quiltdivajulie said...

However long it takes, it is marvelous and worth doing well. I love it.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I agree that getting a look from a different angle can help considerably. Also, seeing it in a photograph almost always makes it feel a bit different and helps things stand out to me that my eye was glazing over in real life.

patty a. said...

The yellow instead of the blue works nicely. I like the dark fabric with the yellow skinny stripes. You are getting close to having this one done and it is a beauty!

Ann said...

From both directions, I see why your new strip set works... even if I can't explain it. The the triangles at the bottom are fabulous. Love the mix of colors and values with lots of repeats.

audrey said...

Yes! It totally ties in with two other spots in the quilt which creates a subtle balance with the darker, skinnier pieced sets. Medallion quilts always take a bit more thinking for me. I think that's why I enjoy them so much. They fit in with the way I tend to work--figure something out and then put it away. Pull it out and more forward again. This is looking really, really good!

Carli The Quilter said...

I love this tangled path in the woods.

Mystic Quilter said...

I think the changes you made with the top piecing works so well, I love how this is growing with each of your improv additions.