Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Color studies

I'm blaming it on the heat that I started three new projects over the weekend rather than finishing anything already underway. Quarterly Quilters met last Saturday and I decided that I needed a small project to work on during the session. So how did I end up with two? - you might ask. I couldn't decide whether black or white would be more interesting so I went with both. The black top was complete early Sunday morning. It's not entirely Amish since the setting squares and borders are a print - little tiny dots of color on a black background - hard to see in this photo.

I just need to decide on the borders for the white top. Unfortunately I don't have enough of the setting square fabric to use it in the borders. This picture shows the two Kaffe Fassett fabrics I'm currently considering so tell me what you think.

I'll bring them to S&B this weekend because I don't think the photos do them justice.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Trip to the Midwest

Yup, I started a new project while on my whirlwind tour of the Midwest. I think I'll call it "Midwest Whirlwind" since it has a spinning look to it. It's very Thimbleberries in color. I had these blocks up on my design wall as you can see them and Dad commented on how much he liked them - the first time he's done that. So now I'm in the process of making enough blocks to make two twin-sized tops. One will go to my friend who just moved to West Virginia; the second one to Dad. The block is really easy to make so I'm up to 32 blocks now of the 96 I'll need. Fortunately I have several Thimbleberry fabrics from previous projects; the trick is finding good combinations. I've tried a couple of large scale florals and while I plan to use the blocks, I won't be looking for more large scale florals to use in this.