Monday, February 23, 2015

Gremercy & Friends Blocks on Design Wall

Now that all the blocks are complete for Gramercy & Friends, I've laid them out on the design wall.

I've been moving the blocks around. What do you think of this layout?
I'm trying to avoid having the same fabric in two blocks next to each other. I'm also trying for balance in value placement - some of the blocks "read" lighter and some read darker or bolder, so I'm spreading them around so they don't look too heavy all in one area. Also, there are several blocks with orange or gold in the light background fabrics, and I'm trying to spread those around, too.

Hmm, looking at this photo, maybe I should switch the bottom right block and the one above it.

Sorry for the badly lit photo - I can't back up any farther from my design wall.  This layout stretches from the ceiling to about 8" up from the floor, and it's always dark down near the floor. Plus the cutting table is in the way, you can see part of it at the bottom.

This week I hope to get the sashing done and maybe get the flimsy together. If I can do that, I can count the fabrics out in February!

Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

11 comments:

  1. Nicely balanced, especially if you make the switch. Tough task when dealing with different size blocks.

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  2. I love the colors and your quilt! I think you should switch the bottom 2 also. But it still looks great!

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  3. I think the layout is nicely balanced. I think that this part of quilt top piecing can be a lot of fun; I try to treat it like a puzzle.

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  4. It looks great!! Have you taken a black and white photo of it? When I am in doubt about a layout, a black and white photo will typically give me a direction to go in or will show me that I've hit a balance. I just love this quilt! :)

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  5. I love it. How are you going to sash the larger blocks so they fit?

    If you move any blocks, I'd exchange the lower right block with the 2nd one on the 3rd row. I can't tell value in the photo, but that would exchange a darker for a lighter. I'm thinking if you exchange the lower right for the one above it, the center squares of the two blocks would be distracting. But maybe not. Hard to tell until you do it.

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  6. I like the idea of switching the bottom right block with something else. Other than that it looks great!

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  7. Great finish.. I love the fabrics, and the look of all the blocks together seems balanced! Linda

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  8. Beautiful quilt! My only thought on block placement is that you have two blocks that read like an "X" in the bottom left. Maybe switch one of them ?

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  9. Beautiful quilt, it's going to be stunning when it's all together.

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  10. I like the layout you have. It is very subtle and gorgeous mix of blocks.

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  11. This is so pretty... I love quilts with blocks of different sizes. The 2 X blocks in the lower left also caught my eye - but not in a "drive me crazy" kind of way.

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