15 July 2008

Images from the future

a few big squares
Originally uploaded by allisongryski

Yesterday I realised that I don't actually have to have all my small squares done before I can sew together my big squares. This thought was so exciting that I immediately laid a bunch of them out on the bed to see how it might look. Big was the answer I got. I only got a 4x4 section laid out and the final size planned is 6x7. (Apologies for the rather poorly lit photo, but you can't count on good lighting when you indulge yourself in instant gratification.) I shall plow ahead and not look back. A huge picnic quilt is a cozy delight and much more flexible than a small one. Since I still need to cut out 9 squares for the back, I decided to give myself the immediate satisfaction of drawing a layout of the different patterns.

This may not bear the least bit of resemblance to the final layout, but it was a lot of fun drawing not-to-scale, not-very-accurate little versions of my patterns. I felt like I got a glimpse of what this quilt will be.


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That is really pretty Allison! I've been enjoying seeing all the fabric porn!

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Ah, fun. I was thinking of the aids quilt and the one Liss Simpson did (yay, pop culture) and was wondering if you had to have a certain minimum size or something before you started sewing them together. Looks really nice. :)

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

I need to have all the squares cut out before sewing in order to lay it out. Otherwise the overall appearance cannot be judged.