Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Black and white and other stuff

I have been playing in EQ7 with my black and white challenge and after totaling up about 37 different designs I started eliminating and I finally started cutting triangles. After a while all that playing on the computer gets confusing.
Here is my stack of triangles. I didn't use some of the fabrics I was certain I was going to use after all. I did get the design up and my design wall and have fiddled with it for a couple of days on and off.
I discovered that I need to orient certain of the fabrics with the grain line perpendicular or they looked like they were not lined up right. Unless that is the look you are going for, it is not desirable. The white dots on a black background stood out like a sore thumb when the bias edges were not on the straight line on the bottom or top; it was the same with the black with the white squares. Some of the other prints do not matter but I decided that I will orient all the triangles so the bias edges are on the sides and that will make the straight grain on the top and bottom of the quilt and on the sides as well when the outside triangles are trimmed back. I started to sew it together and I learned the hard way that the best way (for me) is to sew it in diagonal rows. All this would have been much more clear to begin with if I had read the book before I started instead of just looking at the pictures .
 I have decided that I am only going to show a few small areas that I am working with on my blog and wait until I have the whole thing finished to show it here. It will take a while so don't hold your breath.

Sunday I went to a quilt show put on by one of the local quilt guilds.  Most of the Basement Diva group belong to the guild and I was eager to see their challenge quilts. I almost missed going because although I knew the date it just got here before I realized it. How did it get to be November so soon?
It is a good thing I went because my friend gave me this little zentangle inspired quiltlet that she made. It is about 4 1/2 inches square. Her challenge piece was zentangle inspired.

If you want to see her piece and more of the Diva's quilts and the rest of the challenge quilts they are on the Basement Divas Blog.



1 comment:

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Looking forward to seeing this progress!

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