|19 1/2" x 19 1/2"|
The colors were dreamy...they worked together for me. Each piece could easily have been a funky triangle, but I opted to make improv diamonds instead. All different sizes, all with a different 'wonk' about it. Piece by piece, section by section.
I know there are many people who don't feel they can 'let go' and ride out the process of improv. I totally get that! I feel that way about putting together a quilt with quote unquote 'traditional' blocks. And I even feel that way when it comes to quilting a quilt.
This one I kept adding and taking away. This looks good here, this not so much! I knew this piece had a center and needed a border of some sort. Something that would enhance the overall piece.
When I settled on the triangles, I had to decide the orientation. Should they all point out or should they point in?! I fiddled with it on the design wall until I decided some will be in some will be out, and the rest would point up! Play with it!!
Here is just a few of the perfect colors for quilting! Aurifil must have every color in the world, all of which I wish I had. The triangles and diamonds were color coordinated with thread and I kept the lines straight. I didn't use a ruler, instead I used my dual feed for the guide.
I decided I may as well go with Free Motion Quilting for the rest of the quilt. I won't even pretend I nailed it!! But the effect was what I wanted in the end.
It's a rare day when I know exactly how I want to quilt a project. I admire anyone who looks at a section or a quilt and knows precisely what it needs! If there is a secret...I'll pay you to tell me!
I don't now about anyone else, but this time of year it is so hard to find the exact right time to take pictures outside! Where the morning use to be perfect, it isn't now. Evening photos have to be in the magic '15 minute' time slot, that of course changes from day to day!
Figuring out what to do with scraps, fabric bundles or a super duper special stack of your favorite in the whole entire world fabric...is hard! I can improv this and that just fine, especially with scraps. It's the 'normal' things I struggle with!!