Design Time Again

My scrap project from my recent quilt retreat went up on the design wall today. I took a good, long look at it and decided that I wanted to proceed with it. I like it.

Now come the design questions that I think about right from the beginning, though many of them don’t need an answer until much further into the project.

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What size do I want this piece to be? Do I want a real bed quilt or am I thinking more in terms of a wall quilt or a couch throw? On the design board right now it’s about 63″ square. I’m pretty sure that I don’t want it to end up square, but with this design, it will look fine to add more length at the top and easy to do with my planned white background.

Okay-next question…before I make any cuts or sew any seams, I have to decide if I want to square up my blocks, to a common size for each level.

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Do I want to add more inserts to the largest blocks? Do I want to join blocks with uniform strips or more wonkiness?

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Straight and square seems too easy and somehow like cheating! But wonky stuff is going to be much harder to do. How much work do I want to put into this easy scrap project? Hmmm…..sounds like these are my first decisions.

Time to step away from the design wall and THINK before I do something I’ll regret.

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6 thoughts on “Design Time Again

  1. “Straight and square seems too easy and somehow like cheating! But wonky stuff is going to be much harder to do”-giggle. Did you read my mind? Funny to hear it come from someone else. Enjoyed your post and look forward to the resolution!

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  2. I would add strips to each block to make them uniform in size. Add any color to make blocks uniform in size.make them wonky to keep with the theme.

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    • I actually made and want the blocks in at least 3 different sizes. In my mind, I’m building skyscrapers with these. But within each size group, I could easily standardize the sizes.

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