Friday, April 24, 2009

Reading Out Loud

Like many of you, I have been absolutely enchanted by the many, many beautiful quilts I have seen over the last week at the Blogging Quilt Festival. Many are from quilt blogs I never knew existed, and many have the most wonderful stories. It will take me quite some time to work my way through the entire list, but I have really been enjoying it. Thank you so much, Amy, for setting this up!

I've had a few days off so I have been making more blocks for my Reading in Bed quilt, which I have retitled "Reading Out Loud." I have done my calculations, and I needed 7 more blocks for the top. I still need about 24 half blocks for the edges, as this quilt will be set on point.

So I decided to lay them all out, just so I could take a look at them all.
The new blocks (more on the right, in the photo above) tend to look a bit more sedate and less wonky. All of the blocks looked very unique and "block-like." Few of them interacted with the sashing fabric the way this one doesWhich is to say, this one plays games with the sashing by almost disappearing.I like that, so I decided that for the last few blocks, I would really play with that concept, and use fabrics for the outer pieces that were only black and white.I am definitely feeling a wonky vibe going on, and I like it! Now to make the half blocks and start assembling this top!

6 comments:

belinda said...

This is going to be w-a-y crazy and cute!!!

Mal* said...

Woah. I absolutely love where you've gone with this, and always appreciate seeing your process. You're an inspiration.

Exuberant Color said...

I like the idea of some disappearing into the sashing.

Joyce said...

Very nice and a great opportunity to practise with colors, tones and blends.

Sara said...

Oh, that is going to be such a cool quilt!!! Reading Out Loud is a great name for a quilt!

Minka's Studio said...

What fun!