Saturday, January 28, 2012

On the Design Wall

Here's what's on my design wall today.


It will take a while to evolve.


It's inspired by this quilt in Gwen Marston's Liberated String Quilts book, and one by Sarah Fielke in Material Obsession Two.  I'm using the templates from the MO2 book, but not the instructions.



Remember these?  (December 8)  I had made them for this quilt, but had lost my courage and tried to find an easier way out.  Nothing satisfied me, so I went back to the original plan.





25 comments:

Tonya Ricucci said...

oooh, I love your new project! are you marking the newspaper triangles in any way to know what goes where, or just winging it?

Kim said...

Oh my!
This is gonna be another beauty.
You have such great color sense.

Beautiful
Happy sewing

Buffy said...

Slowly beginning to understand your suggestions to "think a little more" and "try a little harder." Sometimes takes time to evolve.

Buffy said...

Another thought, inspired by your first photos: increase size of blocks to 150% for very dramatic, but different effect.

Mariella said...

My Goodness but this does grab my attention......Love it, Love it, Love it.....if I didn't already have a million UFO's I'd get crackin' on one of these babies, no problem.....have fun with it and I will follow....

YankeeQuilter said...

I have three rows of one of these done! Started it after I got the Material Obsession book last summer...it is on my list to finish this year!

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn,

LOVE THESE! Oh continue with the first picture no matter how long it takes.. It is gorgeous! I want to start one just like this one.. right now!

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous! You are really tempting me to pull out my just started version of this and get going on it--good thing my design wall is already full!

Exuberant Color said...

It looks like that takes a lot of planning. I'll just enjoy your progress for now although it looks like something I'd like to do. Beautiful!

Richard Healey said...

You know the easy way out is never the right way out.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Rachaeldaisy said...

Those reference quilts are favourites of mine and Yours is looking absolutely wonderful!! Go Nifty!! I love it!! I have say the photos showing newspaper look great too.

FabricFascination said...

I can tell that this quilt will be worth the effort.

Miki Willa said...

Wow! This is going to be incredible. I look forward to seeing it all together.

Jackie said...

OMG! I love this spiderweb!! It is going to be one fantastic quilt. I can't wait to see how it evolves!

Mary said...

Fantastic! I love this to pieces!

Lisa said...

Wow! That is quite an undertaking. I just love it! Another beauty.

Marit said...

Love your new project! You are off to a great start.
; )

Kathie said...

I am so looking forward to seeing this quilt grow
can you tell me why you precut the newspaper patterns and place them up on the wall?
are you working on a specific section at a time?
I love learning how others work!
its truly beautiful.....of course now I have to go get both books out and look :)
Kathie

Theodora quilts said...

Wow that is just breathtaking you really have a knack for putting the most fabulous fabric and color combinations together I am envious in a good way of course ,I also love the baby blanket on the previous post ,and thanks for sharing your process of the stars,I did something similar ,but cut out yellow fabric pyramid shaped and then did the spider web Marit has a great tutorial on it which I am sure you have seen and I made one ,it turned out great plus I used up my scrappy strips which I had plenty of,but I still have more the more I quilt the more scraps I get ,happy quilting.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Gorgeous blocks, its going to be stunning!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE what you are doing and look forward to seeing more of it.
It may inspire me to try one.
Thanks for sharing.

smazoochie said...

Wow-zers!
"string quilt" is on my to-do list for the year, Gwen's Liberated String Quilts is one of my favorite books. Love watching your progress.

fiberchick said...

Have wanted to make a string quilt for awhile so will fantasy sew vicariously through yours! Glad you stuck with the teal it looks great...

Cathi said...

How stunning! I love the effect you're getting!

Sherry Ann said...

Nifty...just dropped by for a visit on a whim and so glad I did. All I can say is WOW!!! Loving every pic of your new Spider Web string quilt...I simply must get back to making string quilts...YOU HAVE TRULY INSPIRED ME TODAY...Can't wait to view the finished product.