Friday, April 1, 2011

Revamping the Stargate

Frequently, I make it partway into a project and realize it's just not working out the way it did in my head and have to change things up.  I haven't done any work on the Stargate quilt in more than a week.  I was stuck and just wasn't feeling the four circles.  I also realized it was going to be quite a large quilt with my original plans and decided I actually wanted it to be a smaller lap quilt.  I was also stuck debating on the color for the background fabric.  I had a bit of inspiration last night and decided to change things up quite a bit. 

Instead of doing four Dresden circles, I decided to break them up and use them for the back of the quilt in an Oh, Fransson New Wave style. I'm a big fan of double-sided quilts.  I'm planning to sash them with Kona Coal in with a 1/2" or 3/4" finished strip. 


For the front, I'm planning to use white for the background fabric, although I think I'll use Kona Coal for the center of the Dresden.  I'm using those charms I cut to make HST for borders.  Currently, I'm feeling a couple borders of scrappy flying geese.  Now, I'm off to cut coal sashing and lots of white squares to pair with my charms for the HST.

It's nice to have direction again on this quilt.

24 comments:

  1. Looks great! I'm loving the new direction :)

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  2. It looks great in the New Wave style. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished top! Good luck.

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  3. I love it any way you slice it.

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  4. That's great! I like the white....the gray will look good too.

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  5. I'm liking the new wave style. Good for you for getting back on it in a week. I sometimes let mine sit for months before I can figure out how to fix the problems.

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  6. As others have said, I like the new direction you're going with these strips. It's looking great.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I really love this new idea, even better than the circles!!! This quilt is going to be stunning, I just know it :)

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  8. I like it alot! and the Kona coal will really look nice with your colors.

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  9. the first concept was lovely, but this one is Fabulous! Great idea!

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  10. RIP Stargate - Long Live Stargate II

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  11. wow!!
    that's all I can say! amazing!

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  12. What great ideas! It's going to be beautiful!

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  13. I love the Stargate design.

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  14. oh, it's a pity about the Stargate Dresdens, but I love them in the new form, too.

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  15. I love what you've done ... I've just cut up a few of my extras too and made them into blocks ... the circles were just too ... well, circular, for me! I'm still doing my colour wheel, just one though!

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  16. Love where you are going with this!

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  17. You have given me the courage to rework one of my quilt wips.

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  18. Wow!! Just LOVE the direction you've gone with this. It's exciting when a project morphs after a stall into a whole new, better design. :D

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