Sunday, October 3, 2010
October had some design challenges for my quilting. The first was the variable star for Block Lotto. It was a lesson in value. The background was supposed to be light, while the star was made from medium and dark fabrics. I tried to ignore color and just look at the value of the material. The first thing I found was that I didn't have many pieces of material in color that would be considered light in value. That's something I will have to remedy. The other thing I realized was that even neutrals like beige were not necessarily light in value. Interesting challenge. I hope these two blocks came out okay.
The other challenge was a for my Stay at Home Robin. This is always a challenge in that I have no idea where we are going. This month we were supposed to add a 3x9 strip to the left side. I had a great piece of print that I knew I wanted to use, but as I laid it along side the quilt so far I realized I had a couple of problems. One was that I had used sharp points and also curves already. So I wanted to find a way to incorporate both shape elements in this piece. The other thing I wanted to do, was to spread the hint of green a little further. Here's what I came up with. Hope it works.
Both were fun and made me think.