Sunday, November 17, 2019

Spirit Song Dress Code Is Growing On the Design Wall!

Good morning!  I finally got caught up with everything else in life that needed doing last week -- whew! -- so I rewarded myself with several hours in the sewing room, chopping up fabric with my Accuquilt GO! cutter and then sewing the triangles together.  Here's what I've got up on my design wall so far:

Spirit Song Blocks In Progress On My Design Wall
I felt like what I had at the beginning of yesterday was getting too bright and juvenile-looking, so I deliberately added some caramels to the peach/orange/coral fabrics and started mixing in some darker blues for the little HSTs.  This is what was on my wall at the beginning of the day yesterday:

Where I Started Yesterday
It's hard to make an accurate comparison since the light is so different in those two photos, but hopefully you get the idea.  I need to cut up a greater variety of those background neutrals and little blue triangles, too, so that I can avoid placing blocks with the same fabrics next to one another in the final layout.  

I'm just sewing the 4" Birds In the Air units right now, not yet joining four of those together to make the 8" Airplane blocks.  And I haven't cut out the whole quilt yet, either -- I want to get what I've cut already sewn together, get it up on the wall, and then be able to adjust with lighter/darker/different scale/whatever fabrics as needed.

It might not look as though I got a great deal done yesterday, but I have about 50 more of these Birds In The Air units almost finished, piled up next to the machine and waiting for when I get home from church this afternoon:

Lots More HST Units Coming Together
Speaking of which, I've been sitting here at my desk with my morning coffee, all snuggled up  in a flouffy bathrobe with a towel on my head -- and I need to leave for church in 25 minutes in order to be on time for choir warmup.  Yikes!

I'm linking today's post with:


·       Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


·       Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts  
·       Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt

·       Moving it Forward at Em's Scrap Bag


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like the hair dryer came out to do a quick dry and off to church you went. The colors are looking good and I like how this is going

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

I love the colors you are using for this quilt!

The Joyful Quilter said...

While I love bright, I really like the toned down version of your layout!!

Preeti said...

Oh my goodness!!! So you agree with me, Cheeky? I believe that Tula Pink is channeling some of the same Kaffe Fassett spirit and that they work very well together. I love everything you have over there :-) Wishing you many more blissful sewing hours/days.

Marie said...

This is lovely. I'm working on a quilt with Airplane blocks as well but its all blues and creams and a different layout but its nice to explore an alternative. Enjoy your sewing!