Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tumbling Along

Back in 2015 I asked my pal Julie to cut up some of my fabrics into tumbler shapes for a spring quilt. I didn't get very far with them.

They were too meek. Too washed up for my taste. They needed some pop, but I didn't know what. So I set them aside.

 Eventually I asked Julie to cut me more tumblers out of a selection of kick-ass fabrics I chose.  I got sidetracked, and went on to make the Triangle quilts.

After finishing up the last tutorial, I had a clean studio and a dilemma. What to do next? I didn't want to make another scrap slab triangle quilt, so I pulled out the tumblers.

Since it's very hard to know where you want to go with something until you have a starting point, I decided to just cover the design wall with tumblers, figuring I could rearrange them once they got up there, so that's what I am doing now.

Naturally I had to start tinkering with them. I already know this isn't it, and I will play some more. I have a LOT of pieces, and I really can't know where I want them to go until I see what I have.

So that's the job for the Easter weekend.


Just Ducky said...

Good weekend project. Happy Easter!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Having seen the fabrics in person, I already KNOW this one will be gorgeous!

Nancy J said...

I like symmetry, so I know how I would arrange the colours... and guess this will be a challenge for you, in the end it will be another of your stunningly beautiful and bright creations.