Eads QAL #11: Finished Blocks.
As I mentioned last week, I decided to skip ahead and finish all blocks this week so that I can sew together the top for next week. Woohoo!
As I mapped out my remaining blocks, I realized that I really didn’t want to stop. (Specially, I’m a bit obsessed with an all-gleaned version…)
But back to this guy…who I am also excited about…
Yay–20 more blocks done!
This mix has lots of new stuff, some friedlander lawn, tiny bits of euclid and some of my original architextures. It all started with an interest in green and how several different shades and prints can work together.
I’m thinking that the addition of these greens, yellows, grays and blues will mix in nicely with all of my previous blocks.
I am SO eager to lay this thing out, but I’m going to reserve the right time slot to do it. What’s your layout habit?
For me, my laying-out process totally depends on the situation. With the original one, I made it over a brief period of time where it was basically my main focus. Because of that, I was able to reserve massive amounts of design-wall space so that I could lay the whole thing out while I sewed it (as seen here).
This time it’s a bit different. While I have been laying out bits and pieces as I go, I’m not really married to any one thing. In fact, I think it’ll be really fun to start from scratch and see what happens. Because of that, I’d like to allow myself some time to get into the rhythm with it. Worst case scenario, I can always peek back through pics of the layouts at various stages that I’ve been documenting along the way. These blocks are pretty forgiving when it comes to layout. There are lots of options and fun routes to take.
+ Sometimes you just need to stop. I had to remind myself of that this week when I started feeling serious urges to make an entire Eads out of gleaned. I do love that idea but will have to save it for later.
+ You may have already this figured out, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized the importance of having a comfortable chair in the studio. (Duh?!) I realized this while making Russell. Russell is a project where I would just sit and stare while pondering its growth at various stages along the way. In a different way, Eads is also a good project for that. With each new batch of blocks, I pinned them up to the design wall and then sat to stare for just a bit. I’d think about how it looked, what I’ve learned and then would come up with ideas for the future of the project. Plus, a comfy chair in the studio means you can also accept friendly company while you’re working away.