Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two by Two, then One, Two, Three

I had Friday afternoon off, so I went right into the studio and started putting the Petal blocks together.

I could have sewn the blocks together in rows, but I was worried I'd get the blocks mixed up because their orientation was so important to the design, so I sewed the blocks together in pairs, one pair at a time.

Then I sewed them into short rows.

And big blocks.

Seven hours (lunch, two loads of laundry, dinner and a bit of rearranging) later...

It's a flimsy.

Or rather, it was until I realized that I had altered the arrangement of the teal and gray blocks on the bottom left of the quilt, and not done so on the upper left, where you can see three gray blocks too close to each other. I hate when that happens.

So that had to change. NOW it's done.

Off to the stash to find fabrics for a scrappy backing!


Mystic Quilter said...

Looks beautiful! Love your method for sewing together in blocks rather than rows I've really got into a tangle before doing this!

Judy in Michigan said...

7 minutes one day and then 7 hours the next but what a beauty!!! Glad you found the "error" - that would have driven you a bit batty later on. Love it!!

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

It really is super!

P. said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! Enjoyed watching it come together.

Sue SS said...

It really is lovely. It reminds me of a reflection on water. Thanks for sharing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Glad you fixed the oops - it really is better. LOVE this quilt top - it's SO interesting to look deeply into.

Valerie Levy said...

I like this. It is both simple and complex at the same time.
It's movement pleases do the colours.