Monday, January 12, 2009

Will I, won't I?

Do or don't, zig or zag?

Who am I kidding, we know I will, right? Nine days in a row thinking about that zigzag quilt, there is really nothing for it, I have to make one! I have been sorting through fabrics, adding and subtracting for days now, and I think I have come up with the right blend. The first one was a bit heavy on the green on one side and on teal on the other, but this one seems more balanced colourwise - to me at least. So I'll start cutting fabric, once I work out how big I want those triangles to be. I was thinking 7 or 8" at first, but I did the math (I'm such an old fuddy-duddy...), and realized that wouldn't give me enough triangles to make an impact, so I'm down to 6 1/2 or 6". I am leaning towards 6 1/2 (the bigger the better), but I have a 6" ruler, so cutting 6" squares would make the job easier for me...

Yes I know - get on with it! If I used less time worrying about these things I'd get more done. I really need to tear myself away from all the rules and rulers and wing it more. But I'll just make the zigzag first! There, I've said it - new quilt on the way!

4 comments :

Tine said...

Yipee! This is going to be beautiful! And really, some designs you need the right ruler to make, and other designs are good for winging it. I think yours will be fantastic!

Jeri said...

I really like the fabrics you've pulled for the zig-zag quilt - you might want to bring in just a bit more magenta/fuschia - that magenta/orange dot may look like a bolt of lightning going through the middle of the quilt. But I love what you're doing! Keep it up! You are definitely starting a strikingly beautiful project!

amandajean said...

your fabrics are fantastic!

flutterbypatch said...

Fantastic colour combination Mathea. Give us all a progress report as the quilt grows; we could do with feasting our eyes on those summery shades to keep us cheered through the winter. Happy stitching, Eli