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!