I made some pillows from the leftovers from the Directions Quilt, and gave them to my son and his girlfriend, to go along with the quilt. I hope the quilt and pillows together make their couch very cozy!
I completed the Directions quilt, and am very pleased. When I started this project, I was very unsure about it, and the whole thing was designed as I went along. The prints are all from the Comma line by Zen Chic. The solids are Kona cotton, plus some solid charm squares I had of unknown origin.
I did have some off white squares in the mix earlier, but they seemed to be throwing it off, so I replaced them with more blue and gray. It seems very busy looking, and outside my norm. I’ve never done anything like this before. Hence the ‘stretch’ for me. Here it is earlier in the process:
I plan to sew it together in 5×5 quadrants. The whole thing is 19 x 14 blocks, and it ended up roughly 74″ x 55″. I can’t wait to post the final pictures!
Here’s some progress, with some of the quadrants sewn together. You can see all the blues and grays added to the background here. The pieces from the open space are on my sewing table now. I am really liking the way it is turning out!
I had a bunch of charm squares of the Comma fabric line by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic, plus some solids, so I’m putting them together into…..something. Designing as I go. These fabrics are really outside my comfort zone, plus I’ve not done half square triangles before.
So the picture shows how far I’ve gotten. Some are finished, some need to be trimmed, some aren’t even cut in half yet. There are about 200 all told, at 4 1/2 inches. Sometimes I plan things out in advance, sometimes projects just evolve. It will be exciting to start putting them on the design wall and play around with it. Do you plan or just wing it?