Sunday, October 13, 2013

Self Indulgence, and Design Wall Monday

     When I was making the pot holders that I showed in the last post, I used scrappy sashing strips for my fussy cut quilt as "leaders and enders". I realized that I made enough strips for 4 more blocks. So, even though I should have been making more pot holders, I made up 4 more blocks, so that I could see what they looked like when the block was repeated, with 1 1/2" sashing.

     I was thinking about doing 3 blocks across, and 4 blocks down, however, since these blocks are about 24" inches across the center, from point to point, that makes a quilt which is 24" longer than it is wide. I usually like to make my quilts longer than they are wide, maybe 12"-15" longer or so, but, I think that 24" is too much, so I am rethinking this. Perhaps I will make the quilt square, or think of some other way to elongate the quilt that will make less than a 24" difference. I have a couple of ideas that I can try out, but that will have to wait until I get the quilt that is currently on the big design wall done, so that I can move this quilt to it.

     I really like using the fussy cut motif in the setting triangles. I am not sure what I will build up around it to complete the triangle.

     I am still not sure that I want the same block, and not some kind of variation in the alternate spaces between the blocks. With only 5 blocks I am talking about the center block, but really, I am referring to what will go between all blocks. I thought about doing blocks where I put the 3" bands around the fussy cut motif first, and then the 2" bands after to alternate what is happening in the original blocks. I also considered doing rows of triangles around the fussy cut motif. I had considered making blocks of more free form shapes with no fussy cut motif, but right now I am less enthusiastic about that idea.  

     Even though I made 4 more blocks, somehow my scrap box doesn't look like it is getting any emptier. They must be multiplying behind my back!

     What else have I been doing this weekend? I have been looking up guilds on the internet to send them information about my trunks how and classes.
      That is what I have been up to. Head over to to see all of the fun things that other quilters are working on.
     Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I can see the weaving influence in your design - the green centres have a great impact.

  2. I really like what you are playing with. It is a great way to use up scraps and very original. I know you will come up with a good plan to get your piece the size you need. Can't wait to see what you do.