Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Solid Wedges and Stars

Busy, busy.  I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed this week.  I have a long list of things to do and I want to do them all this week.  I know it's not going to happen, but one can always dream! 

I'm playing with solids this week and am loving it. It's been a few years, yes, years, since I've worked with my solids and I don't know why.  They are great to work with.

I tried bordering the center star with all these scrappy wedges, but thought it was too heavy in the middle.  Plus I made some blocks a very funky size.  Now it's about making things work.

Another idea that failed.  It needs more blocks along the top and I'm not prepared to make any more blocks.  I could go on and on with these, they are addictive and fun, but I only want a small sample.  So............

I've now decided to add onto the four medium sized blocks and make them the same size as the center block.  I'm going to float the 4 smaller blocks with more background fabric, but make them off centered so they don't line up.  Then the whole piece will be bordered with wedges.  At least that's what is rolling around in my mind today. 

Here I've used larger wedges to make a jewel toned table runner.  Quilt Table topper in a day, and I couldn't resist a little change up with the binding colors.  A little piece of light purple added a little liberated touch. 

The past month has been busy making samples for workshops.  It's pushed me out of my comfort zone of colors and fabrics, as I'm trying to make samples in a variety of colors/prints.  I start with my favorite and work out from there.  By the time I got to the final sample, everyone who has peeked at it has told me it's their favorite, so I am on the right track.  Having the time to be in my studio, without interruptions, has been amazing.



Mimi said...

I am so jealous! Time alone in the sewing room. Sounds good to me. Love all your free form stars and wedge borders. What fun. Can't wait to see your finished project(s).

Pamela Banis said...

Fun! I like the way this is turning out, can't wait to see it finished.

Tonya Alexander said...

Love these colors! Nice!

Pamela Banis said...

I really really like your project, so I am posting again, lets see if it works this time. Oh, and enjoy your day!

Lori said...

Exciting! Love to see how you are working it out.