Saturday, March 17, 2007

National Quilting Day!


Did you get to sew today?? I only did a bit. I had one of those moments last night where a block flashed through my head, I played with it, went to sleep on it, got up this morning and EQ'd it...then thought it had to be put in fabric for me to really see. And you know what? Some things that look good in EQ just don't look as good in fabric?

I had an idea to take a split 9 patch, and color it a bit differently so that the 1/2 square triangles down the center were turned around...lights against darks, darks against lights, and instead of using all squares in the block. add some rectangles too to use some pre-cut bricks that I've got.

What I ended up with was a quilt with way too much light! I'll still put it together. My sister is due with her 2nd baby and it will work up cute for a baby quilt....but I'm back to the drawing board on how to color this better so there isn't SO much light. It really does look like there is more light than dark, and it should be completely even. Funny how those optical illusions turn out! I'm calling this one 9 patch split!

Bonnie

7 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love the look of the red making a secondary pattern...looks like you're on to something! I had my first massage ever from a massage therapist this week. She works in my chiropractor's office...I took my daughter and the chiropractor had her give me a massage. What a treat it was! I told her all about you...

mereth said...

I don't know Bonnie, I quite like the look of all those lighter areas. And the red seems to make a star/chain effect which is really neat. I definitely think it's worth a bit more playing with.

Quilting Kim said...

I think you're on to something - I like the look of the quilt, especially the red secondary design. I do agree that it is just a little too much white space, but I'm sure you'll come up with a solution.

Becky said...

The centers of the lighter squares scream theme or signature to me.
Becky

Dawn said...

Well keep playing, because I think your onto something!

tootsiesmom said...

bonnie, I think if you made each corner square a darker color, it would "talk" to you! Try it and see!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

I'm eager to see what you come up with while you're playing around some more. Love it red in it. The star effect is really nice.
Kairle