My Wonky Tree Quilt is progressing quite nicely! I’ve been having fun sharing my progress in real time on Facebook and Instagram with quick cell phone shots. These are sometimes a bit blurry, and the color looks wonky as the lighting changes drastically throughout the day in there, but the pictures are still useful!
After making more:
and more blocks
I decided I needed to trim them up so I could have a better idea of how they looked. I LOVE these little nests of trimmings, someday I’m gonna figure out a way to use them!
Once the were all trimmed I lined them up by color so I could see how many of each color family I had:
Then I started playing with them to figure out what sort of layout I would like. My first try was by size, small at the top, graduating to the larger ones below:
My plan is to piece these with lots of navy around each one, so I put a piece of navy up on the design wall so I could see the blocks with breathing room:
Ah….that’s more like it! As this configuration sat on my design wall for a day, I started thinking that maybe the trees needed to be growing under a starry sky, so I pieced a couple of stars:
I love where this is going! I need to make a few more stars, and then start figuring out how I’m actually going to piece all this together!