Monday, April 8, 2019

Moving It Forward

If you have followed my blog for very long you know that most of my scrap quilts come about out when a certain bin gets so full the lid will no longer fit.  Such was the case of my beige, gray and black bins. Inspired by this quilt from Quiltdivajulie, I started thinning the bins.  I pulled all strips and chunks big enough to create strips.  
Next I cut the chunks into strips.  Then sewed same sized strips into long pieces.  I altered the angle I laid my strips onto a foundation. (Just an old sheet I purchased at a thrift store cut into 10 1/2" squares.)  Then started sewing the strips on.  I tried to keep them in the same order, but failed miserably.  Managing three different strips sizes in three different colors was too much for my feeble mind.  I'm going to let that fail add to the character of this quilt.  So far I've got 16 blocks made that are creating some funky diamonds.  I'm looking forward to seeing how these funky diamonds progress.
Now I'm looking forward to seeing what you are moving forward.  It brightens my Monday.  A day that is often in need of brightening.  Link up and let us cheer you on.

9 comments:

  1. Gosh!! i don't see that as a fail!! That is beautiful!!!

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  2. I looove the colors. For the love of geese

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  3. Oh, those diamond/steel/bronze blocks are gorgeous! (Nice to see your design in the new Quiltmaker, too.)

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  4. I love it! Those colors are wonderful - another great man quilt.

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  5. Beautiful string blocks, they are great together!

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  6. Hi Em, I really like your blocks. I think that the randomness is adding to the charm of the quilt!

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  7. It almost looks like marble! It's a great look.

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  8. I keep all my scraps in one bag but your beautiful results tempt me to consider sorting into colors. It's coming along beautifully. Scrap quilts are the best - unexpected results combined with the joy of using the leftovers.

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  9. Yes, what Chrisknits said!! That bit of brown mixed into the grays and blacks is magic, and it does make your quilt look like an amazing marble or granite!

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