Prawie w miejscu / Standing almost still

Lsniace Kola… Musze sie przyznac, ze wpadlam w tarapaty probojac wprowadzic w zycie moj pierwotny projekt. Quilt mial byc zszyty z 6-calowych kwadratow z aplikowanymi kolami. Jednakze kiedy zrobilam pierwszy blok, niestety ani z wygladu ani w dotyku to nie bylo to. Moze to wina flizeliny, prawdopodobnie moich zdolnosci do robienia aplikacji albo raczej ich brak. Ponizej pierwotny projekt:

Shimmering circles… I must admit that I got into troubles trying to follow my first design. The quilt was supposed to be sewn of 6″ squares with circles applied on top. However when I tried to make the first block, it didn’t feel right, it didn’t look right. Maybe it’s the interfacing, most probably I’m not capable of making an applique. So that was the original design:

Shimmer quilt pattern

Po tej pierwszej nieudanej probie zaczelam szukac jakiegos alternatywnego wzoru. Ale te kola byly caly czas w mojej glowie i powtarzaly, ze najlepiej pasuja do tkanin. Racja. Zaczelam czytac o znanym bloku zwanym Drunkard’s Path. Robi wrazenie w kazdej konfiguracji. Pomyslalam, ze to jest to! Zakupilam szablon i ksiazke ‘A quilter’s mixology’ jako natchnienie (bede o niej pisac innym razem). Tym razem zrobilam test zanim pocielam wszystkie potrzebne tkaniny. Szylam powoli i pierwszy blok nie byl idealny. Ale bez watpienia to bylo to. Nowy, zrewidowany i byc moze ostateczny wzor ponizej:

When it didn’t work out, I started to look for an alternative. But those circles were all the time in my head saying that they will complement the fabric in the best way. They were right. I started to read about the pretty famous quilt block called Drunkard’s Path. Pretty impressive in all variations. I thought that’s it! So I got a template and ‘A quilter’s mixology’ as an inspiration (which I will be writing about another time). This time I did the test block before I cut all needed fabrics. I was sewing slowly and the first block was not perfect. But it definitely felt and looked right. So here is the new revised and maybe final design:Shimmeringcircles_version2

Postanowilam usunac ramki i uzyc kola tylko w jednym rozmiarze. Mysle, ze wyglada to lepiej. Prosto i gladko. Zatrzymalam niektore bloke bez kol. Mysle, ze to przelamuje linie, przez co quilt jest bardziej interesujacy.

I decided to remove the borders, as well as to use only one size of circles. I like it this way better. It’s simpler and cleaner. However I kept some blocks without the circles, which I think makes the quilt more interesting.

Wiec po raz kolejny czas na krojenie (352 cwiartki), ale jestem szczesliwa, ze tak to sie skonczylo.

So now the cutting is in front of me again (352 quarter circles), but I’m happy that this turned out to be a good experience anyway.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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2 thoughts on “Prawie w miejscu / Standing almost still

    1. Hi Carol, thank you for the comment. I have searched for the quilt you mentioned and indeed I can see the similarity. But I think she has made circles as applique, just like Birgitte Heitland in Lemon Halftone, which actually was an inspiration for my quilt. Have a nice weekend!

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