Saturday, May 26, 2018

Crazy Quilt Block

I expected to take one fifteen minute stitching session to make my block for my crazy quilting class with Kathy Shaw, but it took a long time to pick out more fabrics since my planned pieces were too small, cut out the templates, arrange and rearrange the fabric in my mind, cut out the fabrics and cut more to balance out the colors, find and clean the baby iron, sew the blocks, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, sew, press, look for the lost piece, and finally cut something else to fit.

I chose a very neutral palatte because I love the look, but I have a tendency to use bright colors.

Everytime I chose a particular set of pieces that would have a particular fabric, I found there was an overlap. I'm not 100% happy with this layout, but I've already spent my entire week's allotment of sewing time on one block.  I'm happy to spend the time to learn everything I need to learn, but at some point, I have to say it's good enough and move on.

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life."
John Updike

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Emily said...

I think it looks great! Can't wait to see all the embellishments!

julieQ said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comment! That is a super fun crazy your neutrals; the perfect foil for stitching! Have a great day!

Tish Stemple said...

Shasta, this is beautiful. Sometimes it's good to step out of our normal zone and play with different colors and I think you did a great job picking your fabrics.