Thursday, November 7, 2019

Modular Report

It was back in May that I posted my latest Bee Sewcial prompt for my bee-mates. The "modular" blocks trickled in, and I'd press them, admire them, and put them up on the design wall together, and then fold them up while I waited for the next. Eventually of course, they were all in and it was time to start some serious puzzling which as often as not is the hardest part for me.


So five months later, after rearranging them numerous times, I finally got an inkling of how to make them one. I 'added' to a few of the blocks including my own, and cut some skinny (1") orange strips to help accentuate the modular theme. And I pulled the largest piece of gray solid I had stashed to use for background - and I plan to use that at least until I run out.


Though I initially started just sewing from the design wall, eventually I needed a little cheat-sheet to clarify my vision, so I 'drew one up' in Publisher which has really helped. (Obviously I'm not too savvy when it comes to design software!) But  progress is being made, even more than shown here, and I'm pretty excited about it! Just a few more hours' work, and I should have a quilt top.

8 comments:

  1. The skinny orange strips and gray really set off the blocks. I'm excited to see how it comes together; sounds like you are getting close!

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  2. For me, modular was really harder than it looks - an observation, not a complaint as I grow from challenges. The tiny orange and negative space for the layout is really effective.

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  3. I really like how the red/orange strips tie things together. They repeat the mosaic design of the blocks at a larger scale turning the whole layout into a large mosaic.

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  4. This project is going to be fantastic Debbie! I love the orange strips you added.

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  5. This is going to be amazing when its finally pieced together! The orange strips tie it all together so well!

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  6. Great design choices. As Ann said repeating the theme brings it together.

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  7. this is so cool, different from anything I've seen before. Love!

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  8. This is going to be so awesome! I love the orange bits you added in and cannot wait to see the final product!

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