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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On my design wall...




This is what I have been working on this week: 2 series of quilts. The second, is back to a design I remember enjoying. I liked making the little squares, putting them together and then putting them into a bigger design. I was going to try to do something different than before, but I found myself putting the small squares into bigger squares to make blocks, and even thinking about borders! Agh! So I have a plan for the next one, and that will be to join the small blocks into rows, and maybe that will help me avoid squaring things up too much. I love all the colors! I started with a bag of scraps I was about the throw out and now I have used up quite a bit of my little scraps.

The other quilt was the result of wanting to work with big shapes and combine curves and straight lines. I finally got it to work in a way I like. It reminds me of bowls. I have a collection of pottery bowls, and wooden boxes too. I want to continue this too, and will keep using this bowl shape.

I have spent a little time dyeing this week-my fabric bins are almost full, but now I see I need more off-whites, and golds of all shapes.

2 comments:

  1. I like them both and what fun it will be to see this series develop. Fun to see curves too. You have been busy.

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  2. Loving both of them. You could seriously do tons of the square motif and I would never grow tired of it. The colors are wonderful and flow so nicely. Your big shapes make a strong statement. Very modern. It will be interesting to see how you develop these 2 series.

    Thanks for the design wall info.

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