Tuesday, August 20, 2013

So Far

I sewed another long row together last night, and almost sewed it to it's neighbor upside down. I sewed about 12 inches before I caught my mistake. A purple block was about to be sewn to a green one.  Eeeeek! Purple is adjacent to only blue and red, so I pulled it out of the machine and ripped that seam, reversed the row, and sewed it. 

I set the first five-row section aside as it was getting a bit unwieldy. I figured I'd make the next four rows and sew them together, then sew the five-row to the four-row to put the top together.  If I had sewn those two rows together wrong, I would have had to take them apart.  They are the two left-most vertical rows in the photo above.  But once I got them on the wall, I had to stop. The design has great appeal, and I have to give it serious thought. I really like that off-center sunburst, and have to decide if I want to keep it, or continue on with my original plan.

This was the original plan, btw. The finished quilt, if I keep according to my plan, will be a mirror image of this one. 

What do you think? The original? Or the Sunburst?

8 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

The Starburst!!! It just jumped off the screen at me and said "Wow!"

Judy in Michigan said...

I always sew "twosies" (sew 1 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, etc.) then "foursies" (1+2 to 3+4, etc) It helps keep the unruly mass more manageable. I also put a big pin or something in the top block of each column. I'm sure you thought of that but just in case...

I really like this and can't decide which version I like better.

Alice Turcotte said...

The Starburst.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sunburst - clearly a rainbow project but also unexpected and WOW all at the same time!

Linda K said...

I love the serendipitous sunburst! In comparison to the S-curve, there's more obvious wow. The strong simplicity of the S-curve belies the very meticulous planning of the blocks, and the mystery unfolds slowly.

Susan said...

While plan A is quite nice, I have to vote for the sunburst!

The Selvage Fairy said...

When you accidentally sewed the first two rows together, the universe set up the sunburst. I say go with it.

owlfan said...

I really like the starburst and have since you showed the glimpse of it with the first oops. I'd keep it.