19 June, 2009

Now What?

I have my Hubby to thank for getting some quilting done this week.  No, he didn't magically win the lottery so I could quit working, nor did he take the girls out every evening so I had no interruptions.  But he had a busy week at work, so he was too bagged at the end of the day to do much work on the fence.  That meant I didn't have to work on the fence.  As much as I would love a fence, I really appreciated the quilting time.

With The Monster's birthday behind us we had a bit of breathing room this week, beyond the yard work.  So I actually got to sew during naptime today (I don't work on Fridays).  I got all the strips sewn for the water quilt.  Well, I say that they are done, but I'm not sure of that yet. I've got all these strips, now what?

Just to get an idea of the potential size of the finished quilt I laid them out on the grass in the park across the street.  Eyeballing it I would call this a large lap size at this point.  Maybe 60 inches square, depending on layout, or even up to twin sized.  The layout above with very random and done without any thought.  But it does make me happier with the project overall. It has the general feel I wanted.  I think it will come together into something interesting.

My next few posts are going to be photos of potential layouts.  I would appreciate any opinions or input.  I'm sure I'll have more stuff to piece and bits to cut out along the way.  And I have a few ideas for how it could all come together, but we'll have to see.  In the meantime, the grass across the street will be decked out in fabric.  I've got no design wall currently so that is the only place I can spread things out to see.  Let's hope there is no wind or rain in the coming days. Oh wait, if there is no wind or rain I'm on fence duty.  Crap.  Quilt or finish my fence and get a yard again? Rock, meet the hard place.  

Isn't this a cool photo?  A grass-eyed view of the quilt.

10 comments:

Amy - Park City Girl said...

That is a cool photo! I love the colors and looking forward to seeing more layout possibilities :)

True Blue Nana said...

Love the grass layout. what a neat idea.

jovaliquilts said...

The colors in that quilt are very soothing and beautiful, and the grass photo is very cool. I'll keep the fingers on one hand crossed for rain, and the fingers on the other crossed for clear skies...

Mishkat said...

This is beautiful - I really like it on the grass!

There is a strip quilt that uses large segments like this in "Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again" - it's called Garden Path. I could not find a photo of it on-line, but it might give you a few ideas.

Jackie Russell said...

I like the layout on the grass. The last photo is very cool!

amandajean said...

i love where this quilt is going! it's going to be amazing!!!

Victoria said...

Love your make do spirit with the grassy park space!
(Looks like it will be a great quilt!)

Miriam said...

Cool photos! Quite the adventure from underneath the quilt and "through" the grass!

What about some offsetting that look like a wave or two somewhere on the quilt? Not necessarily really curved but just the illusion? Whatever you decide will turn out great.

And I am with you concerning the tug and pull of fence vs. fabric. Mmmmm.

brown robin said...

I'll be watching and giving you any input I can. I can't keep my mouth shut, so I'm your perfect "advice giving" friend.... as long as you can ignore it when needed. So far, so good, though. I love the colors! My last picture is my favorite. I have to admit that I'm addicted to your circles spashed in so my eye kept looking to the quilt for that. Have fun with your process! Who really needs a fence, anyway?!

brown robin said...

oops... i meant "the last picture", not "my last picture." hmmm... freudian slip reveals that i'm stuck on myself...