Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stitched Myself Into A Corner

So I decided to to a little improvisational quilting. Like jazz, but with cotton and thread. Because sometimes you just have to play with your materials to see what will happen.

I made these blocks. And I wasn't entirely sure where to go next. Did this ever happen to Ella Fitzgerald? Did she ever start scatting and it just got away from her?

I felt like they wanted to do this.

Now what? Heck if I know. So I cut up some more fabric and came up with this.

I like the x blocks. But, as the kids say, I'm not feeling this design. I think they might want to be in their own quilt. I've taken enough art classes to know that the eye needs a place to rest and this thing probably needs a color to unify the blocks, yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm just going to leave the blocks on the design wall and see what else they have to say. But if they start singing "A-tisket, A-tasket," I'm leaving.


Karoda said...

These blocks are cool...just don't sash them! Sashing would contain the rhythm and slow it down considerably...keep the Ella going :)

City Girl Quilter said...

That's what I was thinking about sashing too. I am resisting the temptation to add sashing.

Scrapmaker said...

These look great, just go with the flow. You could always add a calm border if you think you need it. Jen