The only logical response to all of this is to start a new quilt, right? Over the last few days I started making the blocks for my quilt inspired by the Pantone Quilt Challenge. Here is the first of my blocks:
It's a little more yellow than anticipated, but otherwise I like it! And look-- I planted some geraniums and petunias out on the deck. This is very exciting! The weather has been fairly decent so far this week and I've been enjoying some time out there.
I made a couple of changes in the fabrics for this quilt. First, I switched out the Kona Butter that I had originally chosen as a background for one that has a very subtle crosshatched print. Butter is a beautiful color, but I think pairing solids with prints just makes the solids look really flat, which was certainly the case here. I also added in that really pretty apple green in the center. It really needed a little zip to add something to the aqua and yellow.
I've made this block before (you can find it HERE) and so of course now I'm second-guessing myself. In that previous block, I used a red center which coordinated with the red hsts and geese, so that it looked more like a star. Here I used the background for the center, which gives it a more open, lacy look. I like it, but I'm wondering if I wouldn't like a bit more of the coral in the quilt. Any opinions?
I went a little crazy and cut out enough pieces for 20 blocks, so those are ready to stitch up, though so far I've only made up these four so far. I think these blocks are just screaming for a pieced sashing and maybe even a pieced border, too. I don't have any fancy software, so I'll be pulling out the graph paper. I'm thinking a square in a square has to be in there somewhere, with plenty of the aqua.
So there's a start to a new project! New projects are so much fun, aren't they? So much better than those ones hibernating in the closet. I'm pretty sure I hear one of those calling me, though, so I'd better go see what that's about. Hope the rest of your week goes well!
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