Monday, October 28, 2013

Seeing Double...

I spent a little bit of time yesterday afternoon working on my Double Hourglass quilt.  I have a difficult time with random...I may have mentioned this before.  However, I recently read a post on Amanda Jean's blog about how she does random which gave me some hope.  Read it here.  Thank you, Amanda Jean!

I had 64 blocks to use for this quilt...a lap quilt with 8 rows of 8.  I paired up two blocks that I deliberately chose...blocks I liked together.  Next, I put together two pairs of blocks...again choosing pairs I liked together.  I then had 16 strips of 4 blocks.  I laid them out on my bed...somewhat randomly at first.  I say somewhat, because this fabric collection, 'Fig and Plum', has 3 fabrics with dots...I needed to pay attention to where those blocks were.
Here's my first layout:

(Click on the image to see the individual blocks better.)  I must say that I am almost happy with this layout.  There is one place where two blocks of the same color and the same print are diagonal from each other.  However, since they are smack dab in the center of the quilt, I just may leave them where they are.  There are two other places that I may address...we shall see.   Because you know how it goes once you start moving pieces around...move one and then you need to move another...and another...and on and on.  

It will be at least a few days before I get back to this.  In the meantime, I have some knitting and sewing to do.

Have a great day!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


moosecraft said...

Looks great! Leave it out for a couple of days like that and see if anything pops right out at you each time you walk by.... that's kinds what I do...

Lindy said...

I say leave it! You will go crazy! I did not change the depression quilt layout. I let it go!!!!

WoolenSails said...

I always like to lay my quilt on the couch and stare at it, that way I can see what bugs me or if it is ready to finish off. It looks wonderful to me.


Farm Girl said...

It looks really nice though. I have a pattern and I took it out to look it over and I would love to do it someday but it is a random quilt and I am not good at all with random.
I will read that post you linked.
I hope you are enjoying your week so far. I am having my migraines right now so I feel like I am living in an out of body experience. Not to mention I want to sew but can't stand the nausea. So I wimp out.
Take care.