Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Out with the old, in with the new

Symmetry.  Hum.  It took me a little while to figure this one out, but I've made a start.  I don't know if you remember this quilt top.
Initially I quite enjoyed making these blocks, but got bored pretty fast and as a result didn't love the final quilt.  I have been sorting through my piles of tops recently and  decided I need to get a bit ruthless and occasionally just decide that something didn't merit the time quilting would take.  So, grasping the nettle, I pulled this out and started cutting it up.  I used some bits to make a new block.
It may not be perfectly symmetrical, but it's as close as I am ever going to get.   The colours here reminded me of this shirt:

A quick dig around turned up these extra shirts.

It occurred to me that this might be a good time to have a play around with a log cabin-y kind of thing. So I did this.
and this.
I'm pretty happy with this start.  And, so far, it is symmetrical.

7 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Life is too short to work on things that you don't like. I really like the modification and look forward to seeing if you incorporate more pieces from the original quilt top or keep going with something entirely new! It will also be interesting to know how the size changes from the first to the new quilt top.

patty a. said...

I liked those blocks together; they were funky! The new top is cool, but if you used only one of those blocks that means there are a lot of blocks still to play with. Is the new top going to be a baby quilt?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good for you for having the courage to cut into a completed top - Who knows what all will come from that decision!!

Paulette said...

When in doubt, cut it up. I think the re-do makes for a more interesting block.

Mystic Quilter said...

Brave girl, but what a neat start on your symmetrical quilt. You must have a super collection of shirts stashed away!

Ann said...

You are so clever. I'm trying to figure out which blocks you cut up. The new one is good, too. Isn't it interesting what else we can make.
The shirts are fabulous as they always are.

Janie said...

I love your 'log cabin y' kind of thing.
And your fabrics are delightful.
You're off to an exciting start.