Thursday, April 06, 2006

A breeze of serendipity?

It was unseasonably warm yesterday so I had all the windows in my studio wide open. Then I rushed off to my final French class only to arrive home to find my blocks had fallen all over the floor. I use blockbutler for my design wall. Generally it copes pretty well but it was no match for the evening breeze. I guess I could have recreated the layout from my earlier photographs but I thought I would try something different. First I separated the blocks into colour sets:

Then I decided to put the blues and purples to one side and concentrate on the analogous blush, oranges, yellows, mustard and greens. Because the blocks are irregular sizes, a certain number of set-in seams will be inevitable. Nevertheless, I aim to have some straight line axes (just what is the plural of axis?!) in the quilt:

And this is where I got to:

I don't like the pasty blush blocks so they will be the first to go...and maybe I will put the blues and purples back into the mix...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, just found your blog, good reading and beautiful quilts, right down to your very first! My DD walked into the room just as I was looking at your first quilt and said it was so nice and would fit on her

Wishing you lots of creative energy.

April 06, 2006 7:49 pm  
Blogger Dale Anne said...

Those are LOVELY bright blocks!
Are those black lines appliqued on or are the blocks pieced?

April 07, 2006 3:09 am  
Blogger Brenda said...

Thanks Dale Anne. I'm on a piecing kick at the moment, so the black lines are pieced rather than appliqued.

April 07, 2006 6:13 am  
Blogger Dianna in Maui said...

I like your new quilt, Brenda. I do agree with you, though. The blues in the previous "sample" seem to add more depth. Your fabrics are gorgeous...did you hand dye them yourself? Aloha!

April 08, 2006 4:57 am  

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