Week 17/2020: What’s on my design wall?


So, we have made more trees. The novelty of picking fabrics has worn off a bit so I’ve also added some of my own combinations. To a couple of pieces I’ve added a bit of white and silver fabric so they became large enough to turn them into rectangles. When I’m happy with the composition, I’ll have to find a way to piece all these differently sized pieces together. The gaps will be filled with white and black fabrics. I’m having fun so far.

12 comments on “Week 17/2020: What’s on my design wall?

  1. katechiconi says:

    I love the randomness of the colours and shapes. I hope you’ll be able to retain that in the assembled piece, so it’s like a natural forest instead of a plantation!

    • Emmely says:

      Oh, the plantation look is definitely not what I am after! I fear I may end up sewing some Y-seams…

      • katechiconi says:

        Yes, I do foresee one or two of those in your future! Unless you can follow some sort of log cabin construction process?

      • Emmely says:

        Hmm, interesting idea…. maybe I can combine some assembly methods. I dismissed the construction challenges as I was making the trees as “that’s a problem for future Emmely”. I suppose I now am future Emmely…

  2. I can see you are having fun — this is delightful. It is going to make a lovely bright forest quilt

    • Emmely says:

      I think it will be perfect for a child’s room with all the different prints and fabrics and I’ll be able to look at it often so I hope it will continue to bring joy.

  3. Oh my goodness – your trees volume has grown! They look wonderful and so colorful! Oh to connect them together you could border each block with a fabric and then cut them all the a uniform size. To keep it interesting you could trim each block (use more fabric then you need when you border) to an off kilter trim.

    • Emmely says:

      I have started assembly and am going down the jig saw route. I am trying to find pieces that seem to fit well together to create larger units that can then be fitted together as well. I create even more trees as needed to fill up some gaps. I want to avoid a seam that goes all the way from top to bottom or left to right. This means I am going to do the much dreaded Y-seams, which after I tried one turned out not to be scary at all! Major revelation. I think this is exactly what my brain needs right now. A bit of a puzzle challenge to keep my mind from thinking too much about other things that I have absolutely no control over.

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