Week 17/2018: What’s on my design wall

Last week’s 2-coloured units were stacked in layers of 4 and I made another angled cut. The two sides were mixed and matched to make 4 new units with different colour combinations. I put them on my design wall and started shuffling. I did want the colours to be somewhat evenly distributed across the quilt, but I also wanted some bleeding to occur so that from a distance you can’t immediately tell that the quilt is made from rectangular units. I have started assembly of the top by sewing 4 of the units together to make larger rectangles.

I didn’t use a ruler this time. Quite liberating.


I am already thinking about the back. Somehow I am pulled towards recycled denim, but deterred because of the weight it will add to the quilt sandwich which may prove quilting a bit more challenging than I prefer.

If you want to have a look at how this project evolved from last week click here.

6 comments on “Week 17/2018: What’s on my design wall

  1. katechiconi says:

    It’s very clever, and I agree that once it’s stitched together it won’t be obvious that the quilt top is composed of rectangles.

  2. I love the design and the color palette!

  3. dezertsuz says:

    You know, that almost looks curved in some places. I’m presuming that’s an optical illusion, but what a neat effect!

    • Emmely says:

      I think it’s mostly illusion but I did some freehand cutting and I suppose that may have resulted in some slightly curved seams because my hands are not so steady that I can cut completely straight. I like the effect as well.

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