01 April 2013

A Little Sunshine

This weekend I did some more work with improvisationally pieced curves. It's the same stack, cut and shuffle technique I used for last week's Nest blocks, except I did two iterations of cut and shuffle.


I started with a stack of yellow fat quarters, and a stack of orange. My goal was to sew some blocks of made fabric for use in upcoming projects. With about 10 gently curving seams top to bottom, the yellow blocks finished at about 17.5" x 17.5" usable fabric.


I cut the orange blocks more densely, resulting in more seams and less usable fabric. Also, I think, a busier and less pleasing effect.


I don't have plans for all of it yet, but my first projects will be some drunkards path blocks, cut on point. The inner and outer units will be paired with solid white, rather than yellow print to orange print, and I have a few layout ideas swimming around in my head. I'll let you know where it goes!

13 comments:

  1. i love the look of this! so much movement. can't wait to see where it takes you.

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  2. Great idea. I like both the orange and the yellows.

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  3. Love the curves and the moment across the fabrics. They work together so well.

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  4. I always love orange. These look great. I was actually just brainstorming about some improv curves!

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  5. How fantastic! These fabrics look like they're swimming. I so want to try this! This would be the perfect way to make water.

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  6. I actually like the contrast of more movement in the busier reds with the quiet yellows. Always such interesting work happening here...

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  7. Wow! That really yields a terrifically dynamic result. Like Camilla, I also like the heavier cutting of the oranges in the mix with the yellows., and Rachel's right - the technique'd make a great water study.

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  8. One color on white veers so quickly into Cuteness; not a bad destination, but it's nice to see someone steering these colors and prints in a different direction. The yellow blocks are especially wonderful, and the Drunkard's Path settings will show them off well. As always, so impressed by your work.

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  9. Looking good. I like the experimentation!

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