Saturday, October 8, 2022

Playing With a Pastel Palette

It feels so good to be obsessed with a quilt again.  Another baby quilt!  The request on this one was for sea glass and ocean colors.  I pulled through all my light greens, blues and golds.  Then I dug through my saved patterns and decided Squareburst was just what I wanted.

Now that I've put together some blocks, put them on the wall and stepped back, I can see some minor adjustments i want to make.  I dug through some scraps to add in a few more different blues and greens.  I have a sand dollar print that I love, and the colors theoretically go with this, but I'm not happy with how it looks.  The one block that I put it in will likely get moved to the backing.  Some golds worked better than others.  Turns out the quality of blue or green can be picky, too.  I've had a few pieces of fabric go on and off the wall a few times already!  There's a pebbly dark grey that has made it into a couple of blocks and I think it will stay.  It's not exactly in the color scheme, but it amuses me to have pebbles amongst the glass shards.

I printed out 10 copies of the Squareburst paper pattern.  Each block requires four.  So I have five or six rounds to go to get all the blocks done.  I will enjoy filling up my design wall.

Sharing with:
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  1. Love the pattern you've chosen. I've always liked the combination of blue and green together so am looking forward to seeing your design wall grown.
    Sandy's Space

  2. A sea glass and ocean color scheme sounds lovely! And I love that pattern - what a neat design. I'll enjoy following along as you play with these blocks!

  3. Love those blocks - I never saw anything like those.


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