Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rainy Spring...Mapping Out Line

Plenty of inspiration keeps coming from the weather for this quilt....

Although this week-end it is actually supposed to stay sunny and warm!

I've been piecing the next round of blocks outside the center ones, roughing out the blocks on the design wall in order to keep the composition of the whole quilt in mind as I make those piece by piece decisions.
Taking digital pictures and viewing the quilt as a whole very small, on the camera, helps trouble areas pop out too.

The element of line is an important consideration for me in my crazy quilts, so I get that figured out first with the main "line items" (ha ha) first. And yes, I do veto them sometimes!

By pinning them up on the blank blocks, I try to keep things balanced. Not symmetrical, but balanced.

This is where things are as of this morning. To my surprise, some colored lace has crept into the mix. I need to do some more lace painting before I proceed further with the piecing!

9 comments :

Shirlee Fassell said...

Thanks for emphasizing the need to be patient and do a little planning. I usually jump first and on the way down wonder how its gonna look!!
It's looking good!

Gerry Krueger said...

I can't tell from the photo if some of those blues and greens are batiks or velvets... This is so gorgeous... I love all the lace...rain on the dry side also!!
Gerry

Jean said...

Loving the colors... so nice and cool and pretty.

Lisa said...

I am loving this one! These flower quilts just make my heart sing and watching them progress is such a joy!

Marty52 said...

Oh, Allie, verra nice indeed! Love those colors and the way they are working together. The colored lace is working it, too. ;0)

word verification = rubster... hee!

ValerieL said...

The colors are just beautiful. I love watching your process.

Plays with Needles said...

I can see the first picture in your last quilt pic. I like the colored laces in there too...I've made a new batch of popcorn...

Rian said...

That is soooo pretty. I just love those colors together.

underatopazsky said...

Wonderful calming colours and the lace gives such a lovely depth ro the white areas.