8.21.2014

WIP report on Thursday

So yesterday I stayed home to sew, mainly because my car was getting new brakes and it gave me the perfect excuse to sew the day away. 

Earlier this week I started cutting out fabrics for a plus quilt. It's just one of those quilts I've always loved and finally got the urge to make it. 
This is what I started with. I laid it out yesterday morning in a scrappy fashion and it was okay. 
The thing was I liked it but I didn't love it... So in a moment of weakness (or pure genius, you decide) I changed up the layout entirely and shifted the colors from one to the next:
It was a pain to lay out (not gonna lie) and I had to cut up just a few more pieces to fit the open spaces, but I LOVE it!!!

It's gonna take me a bit to sew it together, but once I do, I'm planning on posting a tutorial! I looked online for one and all of the sizes were either too big or too small so I ended up doing my own thing. 

I'm having so much fun I just might make two! I may make the other one more traditionally with maybe all oranges (I have a thing for orange lately, I can't explain). I'm also thinking of going super crazy with a scrappy binding to match the colors going around the quilt... I'm thinking it will make me super bonkers, but after thinking of it, I don't think I can change my mind. 

So that's what I've been working on. Which layout do you prefer, the color shift or the scrappy version?

5 comments:

  1. Color shift all the way!!! Really adds to the beauty and complexity of the quilt!!! It is my absolute favorite Plus quilt ever!!!

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  2. The scrappy one is okay, but the color shift one is a WOW!

    Carole D

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  3. Color Shift for sure - and I am a scrappy kinda gal.

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  4. color shift is the way to go

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  5. Depends on your intent. Color shift is feminine. Scrappy reads masculine.

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