Irregular blocks

Playing around, in my studio, last night I came up with this idea. I don’t know why I needed to start something else, but I did. One out the door, means you have to start something else doesn’t it??

Using solid scraps of reds, oranges and golds, from several different manufactures, I just started creating blocks. Very similar to the way I create lots of my quilts, never knowing how they’ll fit together.

Irregular blocks by SewfrenchBelieve it or not these fabrics are all different shades, though they didn’t photograph that way. I will have to be careful, with placement, when the time comes to put them together.

Sewfrench original WIP

Looking at them through the camera’s lens, I think I will need to venture in to other shades and hues, possibly even colors, too.

Sewing with solids at Sewfrench

All my T-shirt quilts are made this way. You would think I would just use some quick quilt math and make blocks with a common divisor. But no, I like more randomness than that. So I just make the blocks, then figure out how to make them go together!

Amanda's Trips quilt by SewfrenchFor our youngest daughter’s Memories quilt in 2005, I used tee shirts and photos, copied on to fabric from my home printer. You can see where some of them fit together, in groupings, nicely. Most didn’t. That is when you wing it!

Same with this one. My husband’s Memories quilt from 2011.

Memories by Sewfrench

I suspect this one will be the same.

Always looking for the next challenge! How about you???

Linking up with:
Fabric Tuesday
A Round Tuit
Let’s Bee Social
Sew Cute Tuesday
P.S. This one was subconsciously influenced by Ashley. Thanks for sharing, Ashley!

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8 Responses to Irregular blocks

  1. Jayne says:

    Love your blocks! We can never have too many things going on at once!! Its going to be gorgeous!

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  2. oh my, I love those t-shirt quilts! I’m going to have to go through my husband’s endless supply and try it out…did you just sew fabric to the sides of the t-shirt pieces or did you sew the t-shirt onto more sturdy fabric first?

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    • sewfrench says:

      Sharon, on my daughters quilt I did not add a backing to the blocks and can not remember having any problems. That doesn’t mean I didn’t because when I made my husband’s, many years later, I had heard of using iron-on interfacing so I did. Boy was that a mistake. Nearly impossible to hand quilt through. And actually, that quilt hasn’t been shared, before now, because I always hoped to add more quilting! Even if you were to machine quilt it, it really made it heavier and stiffer…


  3. oh, I like the random blocks too!! something about the random sizes is very appealing.

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  4. I really like these blocks with the thin white framing border in the middle. And how fun to approach your quilt making in such an organic and improv way!

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  5. knitnkwilt says:

    I like the color palette you have going and wouldn’t add too much to it. Yes, the challenge of making irregular shapes fit together is quite fun.


  6. Tracy says:

    oooh ~ I like where you are going with this!!!


  7. Lynette says:

    Oooo!! Fun play going on there!!

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