Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Striped Blocks Quilt Top

 Or, How Not to Build a Quilt

 Many times I don't have a plan when I start a quilt.  Case in point, these leftover blocks.
I put these on my guild UFO list, so really wanted to get them into a top.  I liked the on point layout, so I found some navy fabric and started building up my quilt.

 Not all the stripes are going the same way - time for the seam ripper.
 Getting there.
 Filling in the gaps.
 I think this is when I realized it was going to take lots of partial seams to get it to work.
 I also realized I didn't have enough blue to leave the blocks on point - so a square quilt it it.

 It turned out to be a good thing I was taking pictures.  I had to keep referencing them to put the layout together, it was much like a puzzle.
 I did most of this on Friday afternoon.
 Finished up on Saturday afternoon.
Ready for basting.


Teje Karjalainen said...

Looks beautiful and those colours are wonderful!

Stella Nemeth said...

Thank you for being so generous in sharing the thinking process for this quilt which was totally an improve piece.

I like the final product a lot. But I think I might have liked some of the others that were almost there just as much.

Which says, just go for it. Which I just might some day.

Renee said...

It's turning into a great quilt! I;m always thankful that I take a photo of the layout, and reference it frequently when sewing it together.

Allison said...

I love this quilt top! thanks for sharing such a good look at the process :)