I'm longing to be creative, mostly because there are other urgencies. I've been wanting to make a gift so I will give a "tried and true" little quilt a new version. Remember the fabric bookmarks that were cut and recut? The following exercise is similar with a new combination of elements.
|I started with 6 Asian and batik fabrics in a variety of color, scale, value.|
|I cut large squares of each and stacked them one on top of the other.|
Large sweeping curves were cut through all the layers.
|One more counter curve was established.|
|The pieces were rearranged.|
I made a plan as to the piecing order .
Using a scant 1/8" seam allowance and a tight stitch,
the deepest curves were sewn first, pressed to one side.
|When sewing large curves together, repress intersections|
(if necessary) so the seam allowances are opposing.
Pin the intersection and sew from the center to the outside.
|Because of the sewn curve may be uneven, it will need to be trimmed.|
|These are four of the sewn blocks. They look a little rough.|
|It seems rather disjointed - guess I'll have to pull it together.|
|I made a strip set alternating dark green and red. I was going to create a "check"|
but I lost my mind and made the strips uneven so....
|The strip was cut into squares, alternating vertical with horizontal,|
sewn together then cut at an angle.
|Using a technique from Sandi Cummings' Thinking Outside the Block,|
a stip will be added.
This is a slice through the block in preparation for the strip.
One wacky strip was enough. The second strip addition
was a combination of the cream with the dark green. I thought
it needed more light value.
The strips were pressed toward the strip to raise it up.
|Another block with strip set cut 1', sewn end to end and then|
the teal added as the second.
|Block trimmed to 6.5"x10.5".|
|Second block trimmed.|