Tyger Seven

Well, that’s the main bit done.

Any wonkyness on the photo is due to the fact that I haven’t assembled it yet, so most of the seam allowances are still overlapping. Hopefully I’ll be able to achieve a decent amount of seam matching!

It looks good, but it needs another row. It just gives me a top-heavy feeling, even though it’s square, perhaps because I’m so used to making rectangular quilts… And I can’t extend the zig-zag pattern because a) it’d look weird and b) I don’t have enough of the orange fabrics, only scraps. I like how this looks, it has a sort of South-Western vibe which is purely accidental, but which I think works really well. I don’t want to mess with this bit, but I don’t mind adding on to it. I have some ideas…

So for the bottom row, I’m defaulting to one of my fun activities: Scrappy blocks. You’ll see how that looks in the next ScrapHappy post on 15th of this month. Suffice it to say I used up a lot of the too-skinny, too-short and too ‘not-quite-right’ fabric pieces, which is good news.

I’ll be binding it in black, so those white edges will be contained, which pleases me.

See you on ScrapHappy Day, then!

33 thoughts on “Tyger Seven

  1. Oohhhhh 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  2. katechiconi says:

    So…. you like it, then!

  3. magpiesue says:

    This looks fantastic! I don’t see that it needs anything else along the bottom. It will be interesting to see what you’ve come up with. 😄

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s just me, I think, that sees it as too short. The Husband thinks it’s fine too. So far I’ve not made any irrevocable changes, but I do want to see what I can do to satisfy my eye!

  4. Caroline says:

    It’s very dramatic … love it XX

  5. Going Batty in Wales says:

    That is quite didderent from most of your quilts that I have seen but very striking and geometric – love it! I understand what you nean about a South West feel – very strong desert colours.

    • katechiconi says:

      It is, and mostly because of the colours, which are not really in my comfort zone. However, it works very well, and I’ve come to love the combination. To me, it looks as if it’s trying for a Navajo weaving, with the strong colours, geometrics, and the toothed border. Not at all my original intention!

      • Going Batty in Wales says:

        Serendipity strikes again! I can’t remember what your original intention was (if you shared it) but I love what happened.

      • katechiconi says:

        The outside was going to be a bit more random, but random didn’t work so well! It keeps on evolving, and I don’t want to show any iterations I’m not happy with, so it’ll have to wait a few more days till I can get some different blocks made…

  6. nanacathy2 says:

    Just because I am a bit awkward I like the square design as it is.

  7. claire93 says:

    I like a square quilt myself, but if you want to go rectangular with scraps, then you go for it!

  8. Very dramatically impressive, and thanks again for sharing the wips, so we could see how important the positioning has been.
    You might be interested to hear that When I was trained to mount prints, back in the early ’90s, we were told the bottom border of the mount always had to be slightly wider than the top (like headers and footers on the page) to ensure the viewer’s eye didn’t get fooled into thinking the art was falling out of the frame.

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes, exactly! The square format just feels top-heavy to my eye and needs to be anchored by more weight at the bottom. I’m still feeling my way with what works best, but it will definitely involve scrappy blocks.

  9. Bear says:

    I like the color scheme and the layout. The zigs do something to my eyes. I really like this one.

  10. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    These are not your usual colours. Is there a story behind it ? And what with the tiger in the middle ? I love the warm colours, I’m not sure about the tiger, I love tigers but this one seems very angry ??

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes. This is for my sister-in-law, who supports a team called Wests Tigers. The central tiger face is from the team logo, and all the colours are taken for this. It was a special request, and has been fun to work on. I wouldn’t always want to use these colours, but for this, it was an obvious choice.

  11. It’s wonderful and will be even better when it’s all done. Someone is going to be VERY happy with it. 😉

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