Directions Quilt Layout on the Design Wall - Craftalife.com

Stretching Beyond my Comfort Zone

Directions Quilt Layout on the Design Wall - Craftalife.com
I think this is close to the final layout of my HST quilt, up on the design wall. I’m still filling in some of the background in this picture.  I need a name for this thing. Any suggestions?

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:Directions Quilt Layout on the Design Wall - Craftalife.com

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!

Directions Quilt Layout on the Design Wall - Craftalife.com

Designing as I go - an HST quilt in the making - Craftalife.com

Work in Progress, Designing as I Go…

Designing as I go - an HST quilt in the making - Craftalife.comI 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?