Thursday, January 6, 2011

Neutrally Challenged

Hi, my name is Alexis, and I am addicted to brights, bolds, scrappiness and more! Like Bonnie, I decided to challenge myself to make fabric from the lights and neutrals languishing in my scrap bag.

I had to throw in some brights (just a smidge!) to keep this from simpering into blandness (to me).... I found I cut and resewed a LOT more than when I work in my usual palette. But I got something I can live with and make more of.

What was difficult: the light fabrics look blocky and dull when stacked together. What worked: small pieces and jaunty angles.

4 comments:

Celia said...

Perhaps once these blocks are incorporated with other blocks in a quilt, they may look less dull.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I have so many stacks(bookcases full) of colors and I have maybe 15 pieces of white/cream.... Maybe I should be forcing myasekfto try lights.... :-). Looks good so far, can't wait to see where and how it grows!

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

As a quilter who loves brights, I am impressed with the neutral challenge. I once saw the idea of making a "low volume quilt" in a magazine. Interesting!

Bonnie Hull said...

Alexis I especially like the right hand side with all the angles (maybe because I didn't use any???) though that crab claw going after the girl's head is mysterious...it seems like it's starting to whirl?! More white and get those brown dots in there...