Friday, August 2, 2013

my kind of intuitive

This is "good for the Gander":

I used no pattern, making it up, deciding on the parts as I went along. I started with some random scraps, using this method for the Flying Geese. It is a fantastic, precise and fun way to make this block.
I love medallion quilts so I set out to find an appropriate center. I settled on this block, but I strip pieced it instead of the method given. I made positive/negative versions for more visual interest.

After some thinking, exploring and pondering, I stumbled upon this method for Flying Geese, and changed it up to have the Diamond strips.
After a bit more pondering, and auditioning different blocks, I opted for a piano key border. I kept the quilting simple, mostly SID (stitch in the ditch) as this is a quilt that for me is about the play of fabrics. I FMQ-ed feathers in the setting triangles.

What do you think? Like my method of intuitive quilt design?


Katie said...

love your methods with most things. I will be trying that flying geese method hopefully soon.

Paige said...

Love it! We're your ears burning the other day? We were talking about you at The Little General when that sit down longarm machine was visiting! ;)

Laura Davies said...

Love it! Love the feather quilting too! George is coming on Monday or Tues. So excited! You'll have to come over and give it a whirl!

Vicki W said...

I love it. Not as much as I lone my red quilt that you sent me but this is a close second! I'm looking at my quilt right now. :-)
I hope you got my email too.

Jenny Lyon said...

You hit it out of the park on this one-gorgeous!!

Ania said...

Great little quilt. You color selection is fabulous.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It is wonderful... love that clever name, too! Intuitive has never looked better.