Friday, 20 April 2012

Progress with a capital 'P'

I continued cutting up strippy, scrappy squares.


All it is, is strips of fabric (didn't matter about the width), sewn together to create an 8 1/2" square. Then I used the curved ruler to take out a section on either side. Took some black and white fabric 8 1/2" x 3", cut the corresponding missing wodges out of that and sewed them back on to the coloured squares.


Randomly placed in so much as I tried to get an even spread of colour throughout the quilt and the blocks alternate vertical and horizontal with the strips.


I still can't quite work out though how I seem to have more and not less scraps at the end of this exercise in scrap busting.

I've reached a hiatus now as I consider whether to make it bigger, add a border of some sort, or finish it as is.

Any thoughts?


38 comments:

  1. Definitely a border. The quilt is wonderful.

    Carol

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  2. I'd go a little bit bigger no border or skinny contrast border and outer border in one or several of your grey fabrics!

    Whatever you decide it will be fabulous though!

    Love it so far!

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  3. Lov eit so far! I think a little bigger would be fab, and I can see a a bright blue (like your blocks) or red, thin border around it.

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  4. It looks great. Who needs EQ8 when you are always a step ahead of me and I can just look at yours to see if I like it? (I do).

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  5. I love it! I would say a tad bigger? what are the dimensions now?? haha 40 x 48? little more and it would be a fabulous lap quilt!

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  6. THIS IS GORGEOUS! I know exactly what you mean about the scraps NOT going away - they seem to multiple even more!

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  7. I'd continue to a total of 48 blocks (6x8) and add a border of black & white fabric (approx. 4-5" wide) to finish the top. That's just my idea about it.
    Great work you've done so far...

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  8. Very pretty, love the black and white with all those jewel colours. Where did you get your clever ruler from Alison?

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  9. You continue to amaze me with your talent...this is gorgeous. It looks almost like a stained glass window piece. :-)

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  10. I get more excited about what you come up with...than what I come up with ;o)..I like it A LOT~~ Maybe for your border...you could finish off the curve...so your circles come out..and then add another black/white border so your curved blocks look like they are floating..what ever you do will be fantastic!

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  11. Gorgeous! Love this. And yes; I've noticed that sometimes my scrapbusting quilts end up giving me MORE SCRAPS...but at least, they're together, sewn, and um,organized?? Heh. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Please make it bigger so we can see more of your gorgeous blocks! And how about a flange of one of the bright solids (lime green? Electric blue? That lovely orange?!) and then a border of one of the black and white fabrics (or rectangles of lots of them if you don't have enough of one) and then bind in the same colour as the flange (ugh, I hate that word!). Whatever you decide will be great though!

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  13. Bigger, no border. I love it! It's totally freaking awesome!

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  14. wow! what an incredible quilt! the colors seem to be trying to come up off of the quilt to speak to you.:) i might would make it a bit bigger, but whatever, i think a strong graphic (maybe black and white checkerboard) border would be a great finish. however--you are the master, obviously!!

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  15. Such a fun quilt - love it. I say - go with a border!

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  16. Flippity heck!
    Go on, do some more, make it huge!

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  17. what an awesome design. i think a border might work too. Maybe black to frame it all.

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  18. No thoughts on size, but I think this would look great with a scalloped edge - not necessarily a border, just more curved wedges matching the fabrics of the blocks on the edges of the top.

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  19. Bigger is better when something is this lovely and you still have fabric to continue with it!

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  20. I love all the texture created with all the pattern fabrics! Looking great!

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  21. great colours and use of black and whites. I'd vote for leaving it as it is, or finding some print to use as a border.

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  22. Bigger or not: I'd say it depends on who or what it's for.
    If that is yet unknown, the I'd say add a border. (in fact I just said it)
    I love this one: colous, scrappyness and the orangepeel shapes= yummie!

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  23. Love this block! I would say keep making more of them and go big! I'd vote no border but you really can't go wrong!

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  24. So amazingly colorful that you can't go wrong. I vote for bigger and border-free though. Love it!

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  25. Wow! It's got such a great 60s thing going for it. Very very cool!

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  26. Holy Mac lady!! That is FANTASTIC!!!!

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  27. Loving this quilt. I'm always inspired by what you do.

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  28. Wowee!! This is a fun quilt! :) I haven't tried curves yet, but this is inspiring me to give it a try for sure!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    Scrapendipity Design

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  29. I collect my tiny scraps and those I cant bear to cut up anymore and rotary cut them up fine(two handed) then give them to a fellow quilter who uses them for stuffing in dog beds for a prison group that trains assistance dogs.

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  30. Scraps breed like rabbits. It's a fact. I would go bigger, no border. It looks awesome!!!!!

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  31. This is stunning! I want to make one too. I hope you make it bigger and I would not put a border on it, but whatever you decide will be great.

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  32. Fantastic! I love the bursts of colour!

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  33. Love the scrappy look; so different, and I think it's just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. I love this, it's fantastic! Now I'm not normally a border person, but I think this needs a wee red border! It's gorgeous though

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  35. I'd add a border--but I'm partial to borders because I love to quilt them with feathers!

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  36. It's brilliant! I have been scrap busting too!

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