Saturday, April 9, 2016

Background Progress

I have been working away at the background blocks and I have the strip segments for the last round of blocks cut and ready to sew together.
Well, I think this will be the last round of blocks, I may need to make it wider, vertically.  I will have to make that decision after I sew the blocks into diagonal rows and see how well it fills the space for which I am making it.

 Yesterday I took the quilts down from my design wall and put the blocks up. My little design board at my work table wasn't large enough anymore after I got the first 3 sets of blocks made.
I know it is looking pretty bland right now but when I look at the actual blocks I see the result I had in mind.

I am not able to put the whole quilt up on the design wall. The blocks on the left are hanging off the edge. That little spot is a flower head pin I put there to mark the center of the quilt.

This is a close up of that center. There is not much of a value from one fabric to the next until about the 4th set of blocks.   I thought at first that there was no yellow in the first 2 fabrics but not that I have more blocks made the whole thing has kind of a muted yellow glow. I think  that the lighter fabrics have a background that is more cream than it is white.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is a close up showing the fabrics in the last 2 sets of blocks. So far there is only 1 block finished in the last set. I wanted to see if I like the last fabric but I am still not sure. I will have to finish more blocks and if I am still not sure I will add one more darker fabric. If I don't like it I will have to replace about 60 blocks.

It won't be the first time!

And probably not the last time!

1 comment:

Annie said...

I think this looks amazing! The subtle blend in the fabric values is fabulous! I don't know what it is a background for, but I think "anything" is going to look amazing on this.