July 26, 2011

Warm/cool value HST quilt finished!

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I had a blast making this quilt, so thank you Jeni from In Color Order for hosting a quilt-along! (and I am deeply humbled that you chose to emulate my layout for yours!)

I started with a pile of scraps, and a charm pack of Kona Brights, paired each with an opposite color value, and went from there!

I certainly learned a lot from this experiment about color. If I were to do this again, there are a lot of prints and solids I would not include, in order to get the maximum effect. Greens, especially were hard, and there are several that I pushed to the warm side that should have been on the cool.

All in all, I think I was fairly successful, and while I debated making it a large quilt for my 4 year old, I think the smaller size fits it. The quilt will be donated to the local NICU through our Modern Quilt Guild's regular challenge - this time around the challenge was "Scrappy"

Some more photos:

back:
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closeup of quilting:
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