Friday, April 13, 2012

Where Improv Meets Planning

Remember the fabrics I shared on Wednesday?

Solids for a New Project

Well I dived in and started slicing and sewing them up over the past couple days. This quilt is for the color challenge over at Patchwork Times. Even though I haven't made up anything for the previous palettes, I do have plans for them. This month I wanted to play around with improv and not overthinking the design.

Here is where I am as of this afternoon. And please excuse the horrible indoor photo. It's been raining all day. The rain is actually why I am able to work on this today. I need to take some photographs outside for a project for school and overcast will be perfect, but not rain. Tomorrow hopefully.

Up until this point, I was just sewing pieces together into strips. I knew there would be curves because of the angles of the pieces, but not really the more dramatic curves I got here. If I trim them down into straight edges, which was my initial idea before starting, I will lose a lot.

Enter the planning phase of this piece. I am letting it sit until later because I am not sure if I should join them all together, or add another fabric (keeping with the palette inspiration) in between each row. I will be slicing and dicing it up some more, so it won't stay like this. Though I may regret that after I'm done, I want to see how far I can push the process. Sometimes we have to enter an ugly stage to get to a better piece.

Any input?

1 comment:

Sana Saroti said...

Wow, that does look like a challenge! The 2nd and the 3rd stripe from the left make an X-chromosome ;-)
Have fun with it!