04 December 2013

WIP Wednesday

I'm having a bit of trouble at the moment, starting new projects, then finding I really don't like them much anyway, thus losing interest.  For example, I have made these three blocks

I loved the single block I made for one of the bees I'm in,

and thought it would make a great quilt, but the blocks together just don't flow like I thought they would.  So now I don't know what to do with them.   Any ideas? 
In the meanitme, I have made progress with the blocks from my stitch Tease buddies.  I really wanted to make these into a medallion style quilt, but couldn't work out how. I'm not sleeping too well at the moment, and my mind starts turning these things over in the early hours.  I had one of those light bulb moments a couple of nights ago, so I set to yesterday, and started sewing blocks together.  This is how far I've got

I've sashed the centre block with Sketch charcoal, and added a strip to each block in the next round to bring it up to size.  Next I'll add another round of the sashing, and a final round of blocks.  Yep, I'm very happy with the way this one is progressing. But now I've run out of the sketch, so I need to order some more.  I think I'll get on with some cutting whilst I'm waiting.

I'm linking up with Lee's WIP Wednesday for the first time in a while.

30 comments:

  1. You're right about the way the blocks flow...I love that block as well and have thought about working with it. Maybe add a strip of fabric to the top and bottom to make an enclosed diamond shape, and then offset the blocks into a diagonal? I am always starting projects I think I'll love and then don't, it is the worst feeling! The blocks are lovely, think of it as a challenge to work outside the box and do something different!

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  2. Maybe it is the color you are not liking about the flow? The all blue one is beautiful and maybe it would be better as the quilt? Just some thoughts. LOVE YOUR OTHER QUILT YOU ARE PUTTING TOGETHER. Very nice.

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  3. I love the blocks. Its a great idea that I'm sure you will conquer!

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  4. why not make an other block so that you have 4 and then use them in the corners of a quilt .. mind you dont know what you will put in the middle xx lol x

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  5. I was thinking the same thing as Diane about using them in the corner of a quilt, or save them for a sampler. They are pretty.

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  6. I think you should make them into cushions..Im sure Gordon would love it !

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  7. I love your orange and aqua blocks. The pattern is so interesting and graphic. Keep going please.

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  8. I love those orange and aqua blocks. they jumped right out at me from lee's link up. Have you tried flipping the center one upside down? Maybe if the orange was connected it would flow better? If you don't want them, you can send them to me!! ;)

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  9. btw - would you share where you got that pattern from for the aqua orange blocks??

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  10. I am sure you'll be back to more confident sewing soon! Your stitch tease quilt looks great, I am sure it eill end up awesome. Concerning your orange and aqua blocks, I'd sew them together to form a long vertical strip,and add background fabric to the right and left. But that's my personal preference because I love quilts with few blocks and much negative space :o)

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  11. I'd also love the pattern for the orange/aqua blocks, please! I see a lot of potential for those orange blocks...I'm thinking something like a double helix strand just like they are slightly offset running the length of a quilt with a plainer background, or even several rows of different colors of double-helix-like strands. In any case,, I've pinned the orange blocks to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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  12. I really like Becky's idea. I think these could be a great start for a modern quilt with a line of blocks down the center and your background color in very wide strips on the outsides.

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  13. I think the new blocks are fab, I can't provide ideas right now as my brain is frazzled- hhow were the original bee blocks used? :o)

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  14. I think the aqua and orange blocks are lovely as they are. I agree though that I'd like to see it with the middle block flipped.

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  15. I think your design idea is wonderful. The blocks are mesmerizing just as they are.

    I see a strand of orange fabric running downward through these blocks that does flow and connect. Looking at the top block it is on the right, then it crosses under and picks up the other oranges and then come back out to the right on the bottom block. It does not quite "pop" as it is a medium value print but I think you are on to something here.

    If you made more of the blue ones keeping the dark blue on the right the darkest color, the band of color would maybe stand out more.

    This has all the makings of an interesting modern quilt design and I think you should continue with it. I would really like to see more ... :)

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  16. I like your diamond blocks. You could use them for a table runner or table topper, placemats (depending how large they measure), an art piece to hang on the wall, pillow covers...so many options! I hope you carry on.
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  17. Maybe make a table runner;) I think they are really nice!

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  18. Hope your sleep deprivation is cured soon. Exhaustion is horrible. For the top blocks, would be doing in between blocks with narrow, straight string piecing to semi match the blocks and joing them up like beads on a necklace work?

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  19. I love your new blocks - what about alternately turning them on their side? I definitely think you should continue with them or what about a tablerunner? Can't wait to see how your ST blocks progress.

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  20. How about another one or two and make a table runner? I personally love them.

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  21. I love the blocks your are working on. Maybe make a few more and flip them around and all that good jazz.. let them hang on design wall a bit, if your not recharged turn it into a pillow, and call it done.

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  22. Those blocks are pretty cool. How about creating 3 columns. Just continues simple lines (stripes) of the fabrics that are at the end of the block. Then you can place the diamond in different place for each column.

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  23. I want to flip those blocks about or line them up horizontally with some kind of strip along the top and bottom, I think if you play with them some more you will find some nice combos as they are really striking. Your quilt is coming together nicely too.

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  24. Do you have a pattern for those blocks? They are amazing, I love them the way they are set up but agree that maybe the middle block should be flipped upside down.

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    1. Can you send pattern source for diagonal blocks?

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  25. I love your blocks! I was thinking the same thing as some of the other commenters about making a table runner out of them. And flipping the middle block would be interesting as well. Good luck! Loving your strip tease quilt as well!

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  26. The orange and aqua blocks are awesome! Why not place them horizontally instead of vertically? Then they dont have to flow together, but can stand alone. Happy quilting!!

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  27. I love the oragne blocks - I see a lot of potential! I've pinned them to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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  28. I love your first three blocks there. I'll raise my hand for sending them along to me! If you would like to keep them, I'm completely with Vera above. Three columns, each diamond place further down as you go across the row with lots of white around them. If three isn't enough, keep going with them until you have enough to make more columns and final diamond ends up at bottom of column. Not sure I'm explaining well, still waiting for a drug to wear off from my morning medical procedure. Brain is a bit foggy yet but I think that would look great.

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