Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Serried Ranks

 More progress on my 'Heart It' quilt top - all the hearts and scallops added for me now.

I'm really pleased with how it looks so far.

On the opposite side of the room are the serried ranks of bowtie blocks ready to be chain pieced, now that I've put them into 'random' (we quilters really need a word to describe something that is closer to Suduko than random, where we organise so not too many 'sames' appear in the layout where we want 'scatters'!).

 Wish I hadn't spent so much time on other admin, though, as I wanted to have made more progress!

 I forgot to mention my purchase last week.

I've bought one of these cute shopping totes from Benta.

She is making them with a variety of fabrics on the birds - very pretty!  Let her know if you'd like to buy one too!

Sorry that the photos don't really do it justice, but it is lovely!


  1. Looking lovely Plum. How about randuko - " the process of selecting parts at random to give a scattered - , but not too much, look"?

  2. Your "Heart It" quilt is simply lovely! Great colors! hugs, Julierose

  3. Beautiful heart quilt! I'm looking forward to see your progress!

  4. The quilt is looking fab. Thanks for the compliment, and the shout! Loving Avril's new word!!!! Hope you have a great half term xxx

  5. Lovely to see a progress report on "Heart It" - looking good so far!

    ;) Wendy (Melb. Aust.)

  6. Oooh looking good Plum, you must be so please, it's gorgeous! I agree about your scatter theory too, it's tricky to organise fabrics to look complimentarily random!

  7. Hi Plum Heart it looks wonderful, it really has grown so quickly, love the centre it looks very 3D in this photo. Looking forward to seeing the bow ties next week may be . Cheers Glenda

  8. Your "Heart it" quilt looks wonderful and the shopping tote you bought is very sweet!

  9. How about "intuitive" to describe not-quite-random? I've made some completely, rigidly random quilts, with fabric chosen throw of dice, and after a while the randomness does "gell" across the entire surface. It needs quite a few pieces though. And then I cheat where something is very jarring, and replace that with an "intuitive" piece...


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