Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Circles Continue

Since the top has been put together for A Life of Plenty, it is time to do a little bit of tidying.Some people make up rules about how big a piece of fabric has to be in order to not throw it away. Mostly it has to do with how much fabric will be left after the seam allowances are taken into consideration.  But I am not one of those normal people, and try to use up my trash in my trash circles. I don't have to throw it away if I can find a way to use it.

These are four-inch square blocks now and will be 3 1/2 when they are pieced together.

Block 180

I tried to keep the shapes pretty much the way they were cut out. There aren't any rules though, and if I don't like a particular shape,  I am free to change it.

Block 181

 Mostly it is a matter of taking a few trash pieces and seeing if I can put them into some arrangement that looks good to me. I try not to overthink it or worry about finding the right piece of scrap.  There are a lot of blocks to make and I want to let the process flow naturally.

Block 182

These circles were originally going to be used for A Life of Plenty, but I decided to needle turn the circle block and I wasn't about to needle turn this many circles, eight! I thought about separating these to make more blocks, and needle turning just a few, but they wanted to stay together. I also thought about separating them and making more than one circle block, but ... they wanted to stay together.

Block 183

This one makes me think of one of the space movies, not sure which one.

Block 184

This lady has lots of circles around her neck. She's  not from A Life of Plenty. So sue me.

Block 185

I know some of this will get hidden in the seam allowance. Sorry for the blurry picture. I want to focus on making the blocks, not showing them off.  I have more blocks prepped, so hopefully will be able to show them soon.

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Denise :) said...

These are fascinating pieces! It reminds me a lot of the way the Gee Bend quilts were put together. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You certainly earn big points for creativity. I can't wait to see all of your "circles" together. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Julie said...

I like your idea of making blocks without too many rules. Sitting and putting fabric scraps together is very, very creative for me when I just let it flow. I've only pieced--never gone after it quite like this with raw edge applique, but I see it has a lot of potential to show off great shapes and pattern combinations I would never have seen. This is great inspiration! I thank you. My scraps thank you.

Kate said...

There's some very dramatic blocks there. The one that makes you think of space movies reminds me of the uniform insignia from the Star Trek shows and movies. Very fun stuff.

Kaja said...

I'm glad you are still circling. I love this really free way of working and it will be very interesting to see how these look all sewn together.