Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Progress is being made
I'm continuing to work on my Fractured quilt from my QBL class. It's going to be queen size because I think that's the best size for featuring the zig/zaggy effect of the block coloration. I attempt to make two blocks per day. Fabric selection take a bit of time. Then the construction, which is not difficult, but you have to pay attention to what goes where. I've had to remove and re-arrange individual blocks despite my best efforts to get it correct the first time. Seems my brain wants me to do otherwise. And, although I look carefully at block configuration before I put the block on the design wall, I've made some errors. And then I have to rip and make corrections. There is one block that has to be corrected today. I discovered it late last night but was too tired to do it then.
I'm trying to work on one section at a time now. My idea is to put the cool colors on the left and the warmer on the right, kind of diagonally. A hint from a class I took with Philippa Naylor last year was to "weight" your quilt with the darker colors at the bottom, so I'm trying to do that as well. You can't see them properly but there are fabric combinations on the floor in front of the design wall with pairs I think I'm going to use for that affect. I need a bigger design wall--but that's not happening. I am thinking of adding another section on the left to make it wider. However, how often do I make a queen size quilt? Not very often.
Right now the search is on through my fabric stash for blues and purples for the left top portion. I'm trying to ignore what's happening on the orange/red side until I get there. I found it too frustration to jump from side to side.
So that's where this quilt is right now. I'm actually enjoying the entire process even though some blocks don't work where I want and I've made some errors. There will probably be no work on it today because I'm taking my grandson sneaker shopping this afternoon and he has his first football scrimmage this evening and that takes precedence over Fractured. But I'll take my knitting along...