Friday, 9 December 2016

Moving to the dark side

So, I went in search of dark (ie floor coloured fabrics).

I found: a mid grey Oakshott cotton, a Grunge fabric (though I don't know what the colour is called) and an old shirt.  Here they are:


The Oakshott didn't float my boat and although I do like the Grunge, I decided to go with the shirt.  I started with recycled stuff so it seems the right thing to keep going in that direction if I have the choice.  I think this will work as it is not actually a solid, but has tiny stripes of red and yellow and white running through it. This shot makes it look dark blue but in the cold light of day it is darker and more black than blue, to my eye at least.



I have managed to add strips using squares of this fabric and my left over circle blocks to three sides. I cut them the same size (ish) as the original squares and then added little bits of the sashing fabric in to get things to the right size.  One more side to go and then I'll be back to trying to figure out /what next?'


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17 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like the continuity of using the shirt and the tiny detail of the weave is interesting, too!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

What next indeed, interesting, and the plot thickens. Love watching you create.

patty a. said...

I like very much the way you added in the sashing pieces and that the blocks are not set in each border the same. I will be waiting to see what you do next! Add another border? Call it a day? For me, if you would call the top done, I think a mid tone to lighter binding would finish it off nicely and frame the quilt.

P. said...

Great choice! I really like the shirt you've chosen and how you're putting the border together.

Nifty Quilts said...

I love how this is coming together. The shirt gives it a cozy feel.

Sue Kelly said...

Yes, I rescind my previous negative comment regarding the darkness...I think it looks terrific here, and I also like the shirt fabric choice. You have a good eye.

Quiltdivajulie said...

The shirting was a much better choice -- so much more in character for your quilt top.

em's scrapbag said...

The shirting looks great! This is coming along nicely!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I think you've made the perfect choice. Your colorful circles are toned down a little (no offense!).

Mystic Quilter said...

Liking how this is looking and yes, the shirt fabric was the way to go.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I love that shirt fabric, too. Although I have a problem with navy that's so dark I can't match it to either navy or black. I've never tried putting in a quilt because it kinda scares me. The colorful lines running through this navy give it some character that is perfect for your quilt. Can't wait to see what's next for your quilt!

audrey said...

Yes! Whichever one you're using is perfect! Love that dark border look.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

The shirt pulls the whole piece together. Excellent, choice.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is coming together beautifully. That shirt fabric is perfect :)

Ariane said...

Your borders are looking great! I'm loving it!

Lisa J. said...

it's a very interesting colour combination in this quilt. The borders are delightful.

Stephie said...

Good choice! I'm really enjoying catching up with the good things going on around here :)