Saturday, February 10, 2018

Two Test Blocks

You don't know how excited I am to finally start this project.  I'm a little nervous, too.  Now I'll find out if my vision will survive implementation.  I did a couple of test blocks this week:  block sizes are correct, color layout is good.  I used a couple of fabrics we weren't sure about - one if fine, the other jumps a bit (and if you can't guess which is which, even better).  I'll probably throw in a few squares of those, just to give the quilt a bit more diversity.  I have four medium-brown fabrics that passed inspection and I'll use a lot of them.

Espresso cornerstones vs. blue cornerstones

I was all set to start cutting the espresso cornerstones when I stumbled across a photo that made me think blue cornerstones would be nice.  I only have enough blue to do the blocks (I wanted to buy a third fat quarter, but I bought the very last two they had - there is no more!).  I tried out some blue in my stash, but it doesn't really go with the blue in the quilt.  Although there's not enough blue for a full set of cornerstones, there may be enough for a mix:  most cornerstones in espresso, and a line or two in with leftover blue.  That may look really neat.  I'll try that out when I have all my blocks done.

I was amused after I brought home the fabric for this quilt, that it's essentially brown and blue - the same colors as Sunshine.  Not my intent - on the other hand, I know they'll look great together!  I'm busy cutting squares in the hopes of getting some serious stitching done over the weekend.

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5 comments :

  1. These blocks look fabulous when placed together, Sally. I am loving the blue cornerstones. =)

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  2. I love browns - they enhance so many other colors. but nice alone, too! I'm knitting another pair of brown socks right now - yarn dyed with black walnut hulls.

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  3. Wow! Such beautiful piecing! That pattern is so lovely! It will be beautiful!

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  4. Hi Sally,
    What is the name of this block or your quilt-to-be? Or maybe you haven't named it yet. I really love the blue - too darn bad you don't have enough of it. It will still look lovely with just a bit of it included. I'll be happy to watch this come together! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Beautiful blocks! I always love a combination of blue and brown!

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