Monday, August 20, 2012

A Good Start

Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
Pearl Bailey


I put the first 16 blocks of the Arrowhead block up on the design wall today.  There will be more to come.


Arrowhead Christmas Blocks


I was working on this Flip Flop Block quilt back in the Spring.  That was just a few weeks ago, right?  If time start passing any faster I'm not sure I get anything else finished this year.  I have mixed feelings about the pattern.  I like the way it looks, this version is called Shadow Block, but there is a bit of wasted effort and fabric in the process.  You cut, sew, re-cut, sew and re-cut.  See the rows of squares on the right side and at the bottom?  Those were from 2" squares that I was able to get from the cut offs I just referred to.  I also have about an equal amount of 2 1/2" squares.


Shadow Blocks


My fabric choices are a bit low contrast and the quilt looks a little dark to me but lighter prints just did not work.  I had planned to use the squares in the borders but now that they are up on the wall together I think they detract from the curves in the blocks.  I need to decide on a border fabric.  I was thinking that a zebra print might look good but now I think it would be too light.  With borders this will be a good crib size quilt.  My question is will the scary African Masks and wild animal prints terrify a baby?  Any thoughts?

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7 comments:

  1. You could always use the little squares on the back of the quilt. No the fabric won't scare a baby, they can only see contrast to begin with. So it will just be something soft and cuddly to them.

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  2. Love your Arrowhead blocks. Really nice!

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  3. Nice blocks!! If you figure out how to slow down summer let me know.... man time just flew by this year.

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  4. Hi! Both of your quilts look so wonderful! Those first blocks remind me old tiles which I have few in my garden and so often I think they would make a great block. Also the other pattern is beautiful! Sunny wishes! Teje

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  5. I love Arrowhead blocks and think I could make them in my sleep now. Great fabrics!

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  6. Love your blocks and no.....your beautiful safari quilt won't scare a baby :) Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  7. Like your safari quilt, not scary at all. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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