Friday, January 14, 2011

Just Beginning


I just reread the directions & must apologize right off the bat ... above is my 12" +++ block (not yet sewn together). It is not completely random. It is, however, totally out of my comfort zone (hope that counts)!

I wanted to try some curved slashing so I used a "holey" orange remnant (fabric I do not like so if it didn't work out, nothing precious lost).



The blocks were cut to maximum size possible:
3x4 ... even though I would have preferred 3x3 simply because I like squares better.


Then I looked for some blue & cut more 3x4 floral blocks.
I decided I needed some dark & cut into some brown floral.

Now I had a bunch of 3x4 blocks (basically orange, blue & brown) on my cutting board. I transferred them to the wall, spreading them out & filling in with pink/purple/pale yellow pieces from my scrap box.

Ouch! The brown hurt so I cut those blocks down haphazardly.





Now to fill in the white gaps ... some darker purple/pink, orange/pink, & red/pink batiks.












A little rearranging, add some green, blue, turquoise, & yellow & there you have the "12 inch starting block" at the top of this post.







14 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

I think you did well. Now go take some Xanax.

glen

Margaret said...

That bad, eh, Glen ... as always, you make me laugh!

CharlotteP said...

Great colours, Margaret!

Lisa said...

hahaha, a xanax . . nice. I love the colors Margaret! I think it looks wonderful.

Miki Willa said...

This is so exciting and alive. Isn't it fun to step outside out comfort zone sometimes?

em's scrapbag said...

What fabulously vivid colors. This is awesome.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love all the colors! It looks great.

beth said...

This is great!

Mary-Frances said...

Is this the beginning of an intuition quilt? Love the colours and the curved slashes.

Alexis said...

Love it- great colors!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Any which way to play is worth it... there is no right or wrong way to do it.. the colors on this are SO YUMMY... Follow your instinct! fabulous!

Ellen said...

The curved slices are great. Love to see where your fabulous color/design sense takes you. Can't wait to see what's next.

Helen said...

Ditto.

Bonnie Hull said...

...the warmth and intensity of summer...yummy