Wednesday and Thursday I sewed and sliced, tore away paper and snipped dog ears. Once that was done I could play. This is nice example of why designing with quilt design software will always be just a starting point for me. It’s great to try out a lot of ideas but at some point I have to see the design in actual size for the final tweaking.
The layout on the left seemed perfect to me when printed out on an 8 1/2”x11” piece of paper. Once the life sized fabric version was up on the wall, it just didn’t seem quite right. Almost there but not quite. I am much happier with the layout on the right.
All those units still need to be sewn together but now that I know what it will look like I feel much less obsessed about it! I’ll get around to it a bit at a time. I still have to ponder which directions to press the seams for optimal construction…
Just for fun, here’s a peek at the paper and dog ear debris 192 triangle squares left behind this week.
Out of curiosity, I also kept track of my time. From when I started cutting the fabric to when I completed the layout on the right, I’ve spent 13.5 hours on this quilt so far. Now I rather wish I had kept track with other quilts to see how they compare, time-wise. Geeky of me, I know!
Very pretty and love the colors.ReplyDelete
I like the second layout better too, but I see nothing wrong really with the first. Your work is always so precise! It will be a gorgeous quilt. I started out long ago to keep up with my time, but I'm so slow now, it's not worth the effort! ---"Love"ReplyDelete
The second layout is my preference. I really like the colour play in this quilt. Your *leftovers* are quite substantial. It's quite an involved process when you add up all those minutes.ReplyDelete
That sure seems like it came together fast, but it was worth the time. I love it! Is keeping track of time like counting the pieces? Better left un-done!ReplyDelete
I like the layout on the right, also. The layout on the left feels like the star is floating off the edge of the quilt. Just my thoughts on the matter;) I would never have the guts to count how long it takes me to get something accompished...I would have to get out a calander and add months together ;pReplyDelete