Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is so . . . Random!

I am finished making blocks for this quilt, I think. At least I am at a stopping point and am happy with the blocks I have. I have just put them up on the wall as I went along and they are not placed like I want them in the quilt. Now comes the hard part. Making these random blocks fit together in a cohesive and pleasing way to create the top for a quilt. Easier said than done. Very few of these blocks are even close to being the same size. That means I am going to have to figure out how I want to piece them together. I do know that I want a lot of them to touch each other, but due to the sizes I am going to have to put spacer strips above, below, around and these blocks will not look like this anymore. I haven't decided exactly what I want to do, hence I am here blogging about it. Letting my mind get away from it for awhile so I can come up with something totally creative and fun. Speaking of which . . below are some of my owls I have made. They were just sitting in my studio waiting for me to take their picture. I have moved them onto the back of one of my quilts so they could say "cheese" for you.

Last summer I was seeing owls EVERYWHERE! So, after I got back home from conference I decided to make some owls. I know, crazy right? But I couldn't get them out of my head and I figured the only way to do that was to make one or two or 6 or so . . . . Sooooo sitting at the dining table one Sunday reading the newspaper I decided to make some patterns. I pulled the adds over and voila! Owls! I drew the pattern for the body, wings, and the V on the forehead. The rest is just randomly cut every time. (I think I may have later made a pattern for the stomach section and the beak, but I don't know where they are so I just cut them randomly.) I guess that is the word for the day, huh? Random. These guys totally are random. One of them has his wings stuffed and the other doesn't. One has his feet stuffed and the other doesn't. They both have rickety racky hair but like in real life, one has more than the other. I just do whatever I feel like at the time. These were a lot of fun to make and I even sold one at the Thanksgiving boutique at my friends church.

1 comment:

  1. I love the colors in these blocks. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them.