I was thinking about herringbone the other day and wanted to see what it would look like in patchwork. I’m going to try some more, but I’m liking this idea a lot! This version is very random, but perhaps more organized and with high contrast fabrics, next time? This block is still a work in progress. We’ll see where it goes next.
I very rarely plan much when I sew improv patchwork. I know that some people will draw sketches beforehand. But I really like to just see what happens. Sometimes when I set out to create something specific, something totally different will happen. Like the last block, for instance. That was not even close to what I was trying to do, but sometimes you just have to listen to what the fabric tells you to do. There are so many happy surprises with improv.
p.s. Look for my improv patchwork class coming in January. (!!!!!)
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I love that herringbone pattern!
Such elegant colors and textiles, I’m jealous! I always admire people like you who work in subdued tones, but I can only work with very vivid colors! Beautiful blog, congratulations.
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all of your work is so beautiful – and featuring my favorite nani iro pattern, too!
YAY! Can I sign up RIGHT NOW for that class? I want to put it on my gift registry! 😀
Love your fabric choices! Very calming. I’m amazed at those who can create things as they sew. I’m more of a planner.
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That herringbone block is stunning. And I like that it’s not really literal, with highly contrasting fabrics. There is a lovely, subtle movement in the block that really works. A quilt made like this would be fantastic!
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I love the Herringbone. Is it very difficult to do neatly? I haven’t tried it yet!
Karyn, the herringbone block is genius. I love it. Keep on improvising…I always work best that way too.
Fabulous block – it is so perfectly ‘Karyn’! I hope to snag a spot in the class. 🙂