Friday, 26 November 2021

More doors and builders on the way

Good progress this week, I think.  I am motivated by the news that I will have builders in the house by the end of next week, which at best will slow my piecing right down and more realistically will stop me completely for a while.  I'm not complaining, since they were supposed to be here in September.  My plan is to keep on hand quilting and maybe find a very simple project that I could piece without needing to lay it out on the floor and look at it. That, though is time dependent.  

But enough of that.  I have three columns of doors now and am perfectly happy with them.

I have thrown in a couple of variations - there are a few blocks that I think of as windows and also some tiny houses.  I am not planning to make more of these now but have moved on to figuring out how they go together.   

I know several things that will inform this bit of the process.  The first is that I don't want total symmetry, so I have joined two of the strips together with a thin slice of colour.  Most of it is an extremely dark blue that I haven't used anywhere else.  It is an Oakshott cotton that I only have an 1/8th of but it is the most lovely, deepest, darkest shade, so I am going to get as much impact from it as I can squeeze.
The second thing I know is that my 3 columns are neither wide enough nor quite long enough for my liking so I will need to come up with something to rectify that.  No ideas yet, but I do have one lovely shirt that I wanted to use but haven't cut up yet.  I'm thinking that will be a good place to start. 

9 comments:

Julierose said...

That column idea is perfect--and I really like that thin strip...what terrific progress you've made pulling this one together so well...
hugs, Julierose

Robin said...

I love the colors in this. They are so moody.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, that dark blue is lovely and I'm sure you'll use what you have left to best effect. Hooray for the builders finally arriving. Time sure is strange these days.

O'Quilts said...

Oh, my, at first I thought it was the quilt builders coming to add something to your door quilt...I thought it was kind of a joke...Now I realize that you are having real builders come...How exciting!!!

Sandy Panagos said...

I'm really enjoying watching this come together.

Kim said...

I am in love with this quilt of yours. The colours are gorgeous!

patty a. said...

That dark navy blue is luminous! What kind of work are you having done on the house? That is exciting that they are finally coming although it is a tradeoff having them make a mess with Xmas just around the corner.

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunning Kaja!! Such rich colour and I love the magenta which just pops. We'll be looking forward to the next step with this lovely piece when you are all finished with builders - wishing you luck!!

Carli The Quilter said...

Well, I've been distracted from reading your lovely posts, this quilt is sure to please!!