Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fusion Blues

I've been messing about with an unfinished set of blocks

I constructed this set of Drunkard's Path blocks last spring. I wanted the quiet of some straight assembly sewing and retrieved them form the place where unfinished work hangs out.

After the last post and my declaration that I was a fusion quilter I figured I"d share the source of my fabrics. All the backgrounds are leftover chambray's from clothing , except the small piece of ikat
 in the lower right.  The 3 curved sections in the second row down from left to right and clothing off cuts. The remainder are remains from other quilts.

Now how to assemble these wayward bits...  standard drunkards path didn't work at all YUCK!!
Well I found some help  from the traditionalists.

Given that I only had 60 4" blocks and very few scraps big enough to make more blocks I started laying out this version.

I have only 4 blocks with the ikat background so tried them for the center....OH NO way to confusing like a trip to the optometrist.

So far so good

O.K. I'm happy with this layout it:s taken me a whole morning to balance out the  darks and lights and get them all to play well. I do need 4 corner blocks so off to the scraps.

I'll post again when there's more progress.  Have a good Wednesday. Happy Middle of the week.  Terry 


Nat Palaskas said...

Wow these are gorgeous! You know I love indogo blue - fun to have UFOs handy to work on when you have spare moment - hugs Nat

Vireya said...

Very nice! Looking forward to seeing what you put in the corners.

Miss 376 said...

What a wonderful layout

Rachaeldaisy said...

You are really on fire in the sewing room!!! I love your blocks and the way you have laid them out!!

Spinning Out of Control said...

I really like this pattern

Ulla said...

Well done with the arrangement! Your materials sound like mine.