Wednesday, April 20, 2016

W.i.P. Wednesday: Putting the Pieces Together

Putting together my list for Q2 of the 2016 Finish Along reminded me of these pinwheel blocks I made back in February.  I'm not one of those quilters who picks a pattern or completely draws out their quilt in advance...  coloring on graph paper, taking a picture of a block than using a collage builder to layout a design, following a pattern - all great ideas just not the way I work.

There's nothing revolutionary about a bunch of pinwheels so I just threw them up on my design wall...  simple and classic but a little small.

How about if I stagger them?  I like the diagonal lines that creates

Not enough white left for the alternate blocks though so how about a print?  Blech!!!

OK, what if we set the blocks on point?  With sashing? Cornerstones?

And so it goes until eventually I pick a winner and go with it.

With yet another finished flimsy I threw on my sweat pants for a basting day...  and now I've got a stack of quilts ready for a quilting marathon.  Hopefully I can go the distance and actually have a few finishes:-)

Are you a planner or does your design process grow more organically?

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