Monday, 14 August 2017

What I found

When I dug in my bag of shirts I came up with a blue floral which, while much more sedate than the original fabric it is filling in for, will do okay, I think.


It doesn't have quite the same sparkle. but interestingly it allows some of the other fabrics to step up: that orange-y plaid in the bloc above really benefits from it.


Before I found it, I played around with the last blocks made with the original blue/purple floral.  The block at the bottom started there, then went up onto the side...

...and then ended up on the bottom again.


However it is now taking a bit of a back seat as I concentrate on trying to finish All at Sea.  












13 comments:

Lisa J. said...

It's interesting what that blue floral does for that orangeish plaid. Very nice progress.

Julierose said...

I think the stripes and plaids add an amazing kick to this piece! Loving that orange-ey plaid fabric...this will be really lovely hugs, Julierose

patty a. said...

You dug deep and came up with a great shirt fabric. It adds another layer of interest to this piece.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, you found a great next shirt to work with! I'm so glad to see the progress and look forward to seeing how this continues to grow and the All at Sea (sounds like you are nearing a finish)!

Janie said...

That floral fits right in.
The adventure continues.
Lots of hourglass variations keep the eye moving.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Oh, it's getting exciting now! Loving your colours in this, great mix of muted floral colour with the plaids and stripes.

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes the pale floral does push the orange/blue check up and out. I do like watching your changes in layout, just a few pieces moved top to bottom or left to right can make all the difference and give us the best arrangement.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

The subtlety of the floral fabric definitely makes the other fabrics pop while adding softness to the whole piece. I like it!!

-Soma

PaulaB quilts said...

The light floral was a good choice, a nice variation in the mix. You're doing great!

Linda said...

Glad you stuck with this. Like the way it is developing.

Ann said...

Running out of fabric is always a challenge but the slight variations in value create more interest. (At least, that's my story.) This is a subtle quilt. It speaks as softly as a summer breeze. Love it. As always.

Doris Perlhuhn said...

it is always stunning how colors relate with others. Interesting...

phann son said...

Oh, you found a great next shirt to work with! I'm so glad to see the progress and look forward to seeing how this continues to grow and the All at Sea (sounds like you are nearing a finish)!
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