Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Progress Report

I made another dozen blocks from the feed sacks during the super bowl ... and made a few more in the evenings. I have less than a dozen to go.  It was time to get them on the (temporary) design wall so I could really see them together.

More feedsack blocks

I didn't spend any time arranging the blocks, but I know I will torment myself with it when it comes time to put the blocks together because of the blend-y nature of most of them--I can tell already I will either have to embrace that characteristic or work really hard to avoid the effect.

New fabrics for an old quiltI have also been doing some research into typical 30's applique (of the more simplistic variety) and found a simple flower that I'll applique on the setting triangles.  I made a quick trip during my lunch hour yesterday to buy some solids in 30's reproduction colors. It was kind of amazing to put the modern solids next to the vintage feedsack fabrics and see how they were an exact color match.

Nancie V named her quilt design "Road Trip." I've come to think of my quilt as a Road Trip to the 1930's. I find myself imagining a 1930's woman (in my head, she's a farmer's wife) and the design decisions she might have made while making a similar quilt.

I didn't get the temporary wall up in time for Judy's Design Wall Monday ... and so I decided WIP Wednesday was the next best thing. 

7 comments:

Rian said...

Those are wonderful blocks--a whole bunch of secondary designs appear and disappear. Me likey.

Christine Thresh said...

Those look really good. That was a great way to spend Superbowl Sunday.
I had the TV going in the background and didn't watch, but I happened to see the Darth Vader commercial. It was cute.

Debra said...

They do look very blended but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Miki Willa said...

These are really beautiful blocks.I like the pattern and the fabrics you are using. I will be back to visit to see how this quilt is coming along.

Carrie P. said...

Love those blocks.

liz said...

What an amazing block. I love the secondary pattern. Did you design the block yourself? Really magical!

sophie said...

Nanci V came up with the pattern for this block. I fell in love with it when I saw her class sample and decided to take the class. She was inspired by some quilts in Gwen Marston's second Liberated Quilting book.

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