WIP Wednesday, help needed.

Just a quick post, since it is really just an SOS in disguise.

Earlier this year I posted about my dissatisfaction with quilting the same old quilts, the “should” quilts. Well, I have made progress, albeit slow progress, in finding out exactly what I do want to quilt and make.

I finished the Artists Way, and picked up a book on colour to work through next. I have also been educating myself about the periods of art history I enjoy, namely the Arts and Crafts, Nouveau, and Bauhaus movements.

I have also started fabric painting, giving stamping, marbling and salt batik fabric painting a go. More to come on that later.

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I decided to approach studying colour by tackling one colour at a time, first up being red. And so I made a little improv quilt, based on a  method I can remember seeing in the last couple of months. It involved making a wonky cross flimsy, then cutting blocks out of the top, to rejoin. But do you think I can find the original tutorial?

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So, I am hoping someone can help me out. Can you remember the blogger, or the name of the pattern? If so, please drop me a line, so I can find it, and give credit where credit is due. I am also interested in how to quilt this top, either to add further wonkiness, or contrast with it. Ideas?

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And in case you are wondering, yes, the borders are also trimmed to be wonky. Just to unsettle the piece a bit further. Only time will tell if this was a good idea.

Until I hear back I shall go forth and do some gardening, Spring is well and truly sprung here in New Zealand, with wild and woolly weather every day.

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Linking up with Sew Fresh and Silly Mama Quilts.

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8 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday, help needed.

    1. I agree, its either straight line, or the zig zag I have seen in others. Should I go straight over the border though, or quilt that separately is the next question.

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  1. Thanks. My local Morelands Fabrics got a box of FQ in, and let me have first rummage. I found some Lizzy House, but thought they were so beautiful I’d better use them fast, or they would stay in my stash forever.

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