July 14, 2011

Building a Quilt, part 3

This'll be the last post on this for a bit, I believe. I'm happy with where the quilt is heading (almost giddy happy, really)

The extra aqua fabrics arrived for my quilt, and oh my, did it make a huge difference. In all honesty, after piecing my test blocks, I was ready to shelve it for a while to let it germinate in my mind a little more.

Here's what I've done so far:

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If you notice, I've scaled back the excess piecing. Each round of "logs" is generally the same color, with accents thrown in.

What I love about the right block more than the left is that it has more "wonk" (for lack of a better term) than the left one.  But it doesnt feel like its forced!

What that slightly concerns me still: the kona coal (dark grey) in the left block sticks out a bit.   The giant block of Peacock blue is a little off putting as well. I think that it will stay like that, for now at least, and hopefully, once the whole thing is together, it wont stick out as much.

Next step in building the quilt:  finishing all 25(!) blocks, and then arranging them!

I'll be posting all the blocks on flickr as I finish them as part of the 60 Blocks of Summer group, so feel free to take a look!

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