Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's Book It April

    Let's Book It at Vrooman's Quilts.....this is the project I started in March of  floral strings in light and dark blocks.   I got this far.....and decided I did not like it.   Here is the original post.

  Maybe it is the diagonal setting, or the lack of concentrated focal point that made me feel blah about it.  So instead, I did something I hate.  I added sashings.

   The sashing creates a window pane look. Now I was able to concentrate the light blocks  to show a light source.   Apparently that is what is important to me and satisfies my eye.

   I used a combination of two different fabrics of similar value  for the sashing.   One of the fabrics was  shaded from dark to light.....and I let it fall where ever it landed.

   Now it is time to add a border to frame my window and then get it quilted.  Tthis Let's Book It will carry on one more month, it seems.

Linking to Let's Book It for April.  The link is above, so check out what other projects are going on.

Happy stitching.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I Love the window setting!! What a fantastic way to set these - so differently than most think of playing with strings. Very inspirational indeed.

Dana Gaffney said...

Good save! I like the window look, I would have been tempted to cut them up and ended up with trash.

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Janet O. said...

Nice effect you achieved, Debbie!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Just as in a baseball game, you brought in your best closer, and saved the game. I have quite a few string blocks laying around and will make up some more in different color values and see what comes of it. I know I've said it before, but I really like the more informative and teaching layers of your blog! lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Andrea said...

Yep I'm with you. The sashing does it, combined with the new light source setting. It brings more curiosity and life to the quilt for me. It takes me to a Secret Garden..... Great call. Follow/trust your eye - it usually leads you/me/us in the right direction. Love how you share your processes and the in betweens.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

very interesting setting! Really innovative use of string blocks, you are very creative!

Terri said...

I like your quilt... I do not like sashing either, but on this one it makes this quilt... that and the placement of light and darks - Its the watercolor DNA you have got.

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