No, not the bright strippy spiral, which is still on my design wall and is slowly being sewn into rows. When I cut all those strips, I cut all the colors of the rainbow.
Since I ended up using all the warm colors for the bright strippy spiral, I was left with a lot of yellow-green, green, blue-green, and blue strips, mostly brights but some lighter prints too. They kept calling me. I think it's the lure of the unknown, the fact that there isn't a pattern and no way to visualize what they'll become without jumping in and playing with them.
I actually had fewer of the cool colors, so this time I decided to make a baby quilt in the stacked columns style. I sewed pairs of strips together and cut them to 6-1/2" lengths, then randomly joined them together into long columns.
Since the bright strippy spiral is still occupying the design wall, I had to lay these out on my cutting table, but it worked well enough. Mostly I didn't want the same print next to itself or forming a horizontal line across.
I see in the photo something I need to fix, where the two middle columns have dark strips across from each other.
The strips were all from stash. I found something in my stash for the sashing, too, a whitish Grunge with green in it. Perfect! although it doesn't photograph well; can you see the splotches of green in it?
This is going together quickly. Sashing strips attached to columns:
It will get top and bottom borders the same width as the sashing strips. Then I have the perfect green flannel for the backing. This quilt will eventually go to Operation Shower.
Meanwhile it's been fun to see it come together from just a bunch of strips without a plan. I've found that whenever I use analogous color palettes, even without a plan, the quilt usually turns out looking pretty good.
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I like it!!!! Those are some of my Favorite colors!ReplyDelete
beautiful colors and a great column pattern or Chinese coins pattern.ReplyDelete
That came together quickly and very nicely!ReplyDelete
Great quilt top in the making and solid assessment of a good way to work. I love playing without a real plan.ReplyDelete
Baby quilts have become my staple for using up scraps. I'm like you, I have to play a little to see my idea come to life. Spent some time this morning making 4Ps. I have no idea what they will become -- so many options.ReplyDelete
Very soothing fabrics! Looks absolutely wonderful!ReplyDelete
Very pretty Jan. Love these colors. They look like sea glass.ReplyDelete
I think one can't go wrong putting blues and greens together, gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I love the randomness of this....no plan, just playing. Perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh, lovely strippy quilt, it's turning very beautiful.ReplyDelete
Lovely colors! Like sea glass :)ReplyDelete
Ha ha! I see Bernie said exactly the same thing! Great minds thinking alike.Delete