Without Pins is the title of my Patchwork classes. I am a Quilter, textile teacher and general fabric collector - or does it come and find me? I like to play with colour and subvert pattern by the use of tone. I have always sewn and stitch something, somewhere, every day.
Saturday, 9 November 2013
The top two rows are completely joined now and the third row joined to itself. Subsequent blocks are placed to check fabric variety, but also I am trying to make sure that the lovely pale blue accents are scattered across the quilt surface. I am looking too at the value, checking that I am including blocks where the darks are sometimes medium, and the same with the lights. In fact the same fabric in some instances is placed both as a dark and then as a light in different blocks. This is how you get movement in the design, so that the large dark circles pop out as you look at the quilt and then the large light circles appear as your eye moves over the surface. So lots of considerations but an enjoyable process.
I am surprised by how dark it is overall ...