Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Following the Path of Least Resistance Continued

Last week, we cut our stacked fabrics.  Today they are ready to take shape.  They have great movement with the improvisational curve so we will try to create a connection.

Firstly, the blocks edges are cleaned up - not necessarily squared.  Marny sketched several options for a vertical layout (table runner or skinny quilt).  Plan "D" seems to speak to her but in the end but it will take on a life of its own.

The blocks are framed with varying widths of a subtle light stripe (2 3/4, 1 1/2, 3, 4 inches ).   It's liberating  to ignore rules that we have always sewn with!!  The seams are pressed open.

The five blocks are placed on the design wall with a darker background fabric.  This background is cut so that each block can be shifted for the final placement.  The photo shows the strips arranged vertically.

We decided to add sashing between the blocks to distribute the darker background within the lighter areas.  This was a 3 inch cut to provide unity.

The finished project will be revealed in a future post.  We're off to Minneapolis Quilt Market!  Yipee Skipee!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love this block. And I appreciate your sharing your design thoughts and process.


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