Week 17/2018: What’s on my design wall

Last week’s 2-coloured units were stacked in layers of 4 and I made another angled cut. The two sides were mixed and matched to make 4 new units with different colour combinations. I put them on my design wall and started shuffling. I did want the colours to be somewhat evenly distributed across the quilt, but I also wanted some bleeding to occur so that from a distance you can’t immediately tell that the quilt is made from rectangular units. I have started assembly of the top by sewing 4 of the units together to make larger rectangles.

I didn’t use a ruler this time. Quite liberating.

180425

I am already thinking about the back. Somehow I am pulled towards recycled denim, but deterred because of the weight it will add to the quilt sandwich which may prove quilting a bit more challenging than I prefer.

If you want to have a look at how this project evolved from last week click here.

April 25, 2018

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

read more

You may also like...

6 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    It’s very clever, and I agree that once it’s stitched together it won’t be obvious that the quilt top is composed of rectangles.

    Reply
    • Emmely

      Thank you! It is a lot of fun to see the shapes forming as the units are pieced together.

      Reply
  2. dezertsuz

    You know, that almost looks curved in some places. I’m presuming that’s an optical illusion, but what a neat effect!

    Reply
    • Emmely

      I think it’s mostly illusion but I did some freehand cutting and I suppose that may have resulted in some slightly curved seams because my hands are not so steady that I can cut completely straight. I like the effect as well.

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.