Wednesday, 25 April 2007

WiP Wednesday - 25th April 2007

Loads of pictures today. I am in the process of trying to piece this lot together and it is driving me crazy! I wanted to try to keep the names together. Elizabeth has been cut about so much the letters were getting smaller and smaller so this is how she stays. The same with Richard. At the moment it is in 2 pieces because it has to go next to Tim, but then I will have a huge long strip in the middle. Let me explain. Jean (aunt) is married to John (wrong colours, but it stays), Elizabeth is the eldest child who is married to Bill. Then there is Sarah who is married to Tim, then Richard who is married to Sarah and, last but not least, Diana who is married to Martin. I originally thought of making "and" for each pair, but changed to a +. I then decided that if I kept going with ideas the quilt would get bigger and bigger and wider too! Oh dear, big sigh, what next? Why not stem stitch ampersands in? Why not indeed. Then another hiccup. I need a gap between Tim and Richard, but Richard is too long for one strip so it is split, but if I put the last half of Richard with "his" Sarah then I have a huge block of blue fabric over the two lines which won't tally with the rest of the quilt as Diana and Martin are going to be squashed up at the bottom. Somewhere in between all this lot the names of the grandchildren have got to be stem stitched, and believe you me there are loads of them. I suppose I could have big blue blocks over the two lines and fill them with the names of the grandchildren, but would that look too busy in that section? Okay, look what I will do is to pin them together and then we can have another look. How does that sound? Anyone any ideas? This is supposed to be finished in 2 weeks ( not!) Ooooooo Blogger and connection are being nice. Quick another post!

6 comments:

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That sounds far too complicated for my little brain Clare. What a job. Has Richard got a nickname? Rick?

joyce said...

I'd want to see them pinned together or on a design wall. Do you have a design wall? I don't know how I'd put my free form stuff together without mine. Maybe with the short names you could use the word "and" and with the longer names just the plus sign. That would help to fill in some of the blank spaces. The idea is a good one so it's worth plugging away at the assembly part, which I find harder than piecing.

Patti said...

Oh, the challenges of design! Sounds like you are having fun with it however. I've no hints - designing is far from a strength of mine.

atet said...

Hmmn...I'm going to have to agree with Joyce, I need to see it "together" or at least in proximity to really visualize it. Have you thought about a wonky heart or other shape that would fill some of the blue spaces? Maybe a house -- since this one is all about family and home?

Dianne said...

Those are looking great, Clare. I agree with Atet that it would be nice to fill up some blanks with hearts or houses or some other relevant image...at least it's worth having a look. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Design wall view for me as well, love the idea and general look though, Tracey