Tuesday 13 December 2022

Wider and wider

Well now.  I finished making my square corners into something more curvy, except for that top left one.  That has a dark blue piece that I was trying out sitting on top of it, but in the end I decided to leave it be.
I worked my way down that left-hand side and then made another set of mis-matched circles to run down the right-hand side.

Hold on just a minute.  I realised I was making my quilt wider and wider, knowing all the time I wouldn't have enough fabric to add anything like the same amount to the length.  I'm sure a really short, fat quilt would have a use, but it's not really what I aim for.  The solution was easy enough: I turned the whole thing through 90 degrees so now those sides are the top and bottom.  Then all I had to do was figure out a slimmed down panel to go on the sides.  
I used a single row of quarter circle blocks and went back to that little piece with the hourglass that I was playing around with earlier.  Of course I didn't have enough of the dark blue/black floral so used what I had left of the other dark blues as well.

I'm pretty pleased with this solution so now all I need to do is piece a run down the other side and bob's your uncle.


Julierose said...

Great solution!! I love those little hourglass blocks..nice work ;)))
hugs, Julierose

Robin said...

Fascinating to see this come together. The hourglass blocks add a little sparkle.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hooray for your realization that a 90 degree rotation gave you the shape you wanted!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Looks like this one has finally let on what it wants to become. Looks great!

Mystic Quilter said...

Perfect solution! The strips with little hourglass pieces work beautifully Kaja.

Ann said...

Good thinking.
Like everyone else, the little hourglasses work very well. Setting them in a narrow, dark row provides another structure to the quilt. I think they reprise the curved triangles in the very center, too.
What fun you are having.

patty a. said...

You are moving right along! The constraints have made you come up with some very creative solutions!

Janie said...

Great progress and color use! I too have been making hour glass blocks, fascinating and fiddly.