Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sewing like a crazy person!
I just went through a odd cycle with quilting. For about two weeks I had no ideas - and no desire to quilt. Then, I got this itch to start again and - Ive been quilting like crazy.
I never thought I was going to quilt fussy/fancy looking quilts. And, when my work started to look more polished I was nervous that I was done wanting to quilt. I did not see any styles that I really liked that were finished and fancy - I started quilting loving the work of the Gee's bend quilters.
I do not relate to the modern quilt movement.
So, where was I going with my quilting? I was lost.
One of my friends suggested I look at the scrap quilts on quiltville.com -- I love them! I started looking at more scrap quilt patterns and got really inspired again to start quilting.
I feel like I can go forward and learn more about cutting, and accuracy and keep my fabric style and overall look by making scrap quilts and using those sort of patterns to go crazy with.
So, I started making this quilt with 20 inch blocks made of 100 half square triangles each.
Im crazy and I love it.
The above block is one of the early ones I made in this process -- I have made more pieces three times sense then. I wanted more variety in the blocks.