Friday, December 21, 2018

Rethinking my Design

Sometimes, it just takes stepping away from a project and a willingness to change directions.



I decided to give up my staggered block design and just alternate my 16-patch blocks with a framed fishing themed block.  I wasn't sure I was going to have enough of the tan solid but after a considerable amount of math and a bit of extra piecing, I made it all work.




 I am fairly pleased with how it turned out.  It definitely burned through a lot of unloved scraps and fabric.  And I know some fisherman will love it!

I have already finished up the backing and hope to get it on my quilting frame soon.
Maybe I can squeak out one more finish this year!






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13 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It sounds like you stretched the tan as far as you could and it worked out great to give a bit of breathing room to everything!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks great the way you have it! You are so good at letting the fabric and blocks help you figure out the design. I like it!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Glad you did not stop, but kept thinking and arranging. There is some discomfort in doing that, but that is how we get breakthroughs.

Gail Sheppard said...

This version looks great!
Pat yourself on the back for a super duper well done job!
Happy Quilting! :-)
quilting gail at yahoo dot ca (no spaces)

Ellie said...

This turned out so well! Nice work!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great. Like the framed blocks. Merry Christmas.

The Joyful Quilter said...

This fishing fabric added a touch of whimsy to those green and brown scraps. Looks great!

Pamela Arbour said...

Your quilt looks great as always. I enjoy seeing your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it !!!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great fisherman top! I love the little panel blocks in the mix.

Jayne said...

You always make it work! Stepping back, walking away is never a bad thing when a design has you stumped!

Barb Neiwert said...

Yes, a fisherman will definitely love it. And now you're out of those dastardly browns again. Score!

Linda White said...

I love the results of this quilt and it's perfect for a guy when the need comes along. I'm just finishing an "outdoor" quilt that is a comfort quilt for a man, but I used the Shadowbox pattern. I'm loving how it came out also. I'll keep your idea in mind for when I need another manly quilt.

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