Monday, August 9, 2010

139 and Counting or When is Enough Enough??


As you may remember from previous posts last year, I started a new English paper piecing project using the simple shape of trapezoids.  After doing the tumbling block quilt I said never - I mean  - never again but nobody ever listens to me - even myself!  So onto the trapezoids I went which make up little pinwheels.  The nice thing about a project like this is that you can take it out and put it away whenever since its all done by hand.  Over the school year, I did manage to get more of it done on and off.  Still its been back in the box for a good six months now.

With Tessa going into a Young Writer's Workshop this week at a local university, I thought it would be nice to take it out and work on it while she was in class.  Well. . . . once I took it out I realized that I had quite a few blocks - 139!  Now is that enough??  Is more always more???  I don't know.  I don't even know what value layout I want yet. I could lay them all out on my design board but it takes forever.  My husband told me to design the quilt by using my EQ4 - but gosh never even reloaded that on my computer. Really the design has always been just a vague notion in my head anyways!  Normally I would just pay Tessa to lay them out on the design board but this week she'll be way to busy with her writing!

So after some thought, I think I'll just keep making trapezoids into pinwheels this week and I - like Scarlett  - will worry about it another day.

9 comments:

Carol A. Babineau said...

Beautiful quilt and idea - very m.c. escher of you! Always loved his work.

There is only one way to find out what it will look like............sew it together and it will grow.
:)
Carol

scraphappy said...

Such pretty colors. They would look so beautiful up on the wall.

Vicki said...

They are so cute and will make a great quilt. I use EQ often when I need to get some firm numbers for fabric and block after I have started a project. I guess I should learn to start with the program....

Quilter Kathy said...

This looks like a pile of fun! I wonder how you will sew them together into a quilt...applique to a background or join them together with set in seams?
I love that you just started having fun without a plan or end product in mind!

Beth said...

I love all the colors..but all that movement makes my head swim! lolol Maybe I'm feeling guilty because my sewing room floor is FILLED with strings/strips/chunks/ittybitty pieces/and other STUFF! I made the mess, but I dont' WANNA pick it up!

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

What an intriguing project!

Melinda said...

I love EPP and like this project a lot. Just what I need - one more for my wish list.

QuiltSwissy said...

Aughh! The cows are gone!

glen

RoseyPosey said...

You are dedicated, what a lovely pile of pinwheels! & I can't get over the size of your tumbling block quilt. I've just started working with diamonds for some eight pointed stars & they're far more challenging than the hexies.