Sunday, February 27, 2011

Playtime quilt

I took some time to work on my playtime quilt -- this is what it looked like when I first posted about it...I have since added more blocks, and took away a few that I thought were too dark and boring...


A majority of these 9x9 blocks were originally a 20" block that I cut up.  Yesterday I decided to sew them into 18x18 blocks by sewing the 24 blocks together in sets of four.  Then, wanting to make it all BIGGER, I added some horizontal strips that I had pieced together.



That done, I wanted to make it WIDER and so I added a vertical strip with the same fabric as the horizontal strips, by making thicker cut strips this time...


This quilt top needs to be way bigger.  I'll decide how to do that my next go around.  I'm thinking it needs some more blocks, or some black and white wild borders, or maybe some red....or purple, or even orange.  Maybe I'll add some borders on the individual 6 blocks...that might be cool.  Yes, that might be just what I need to do. I'll have to see where my thoughts are when I get back to work on it, but it will grow!  It's way too soon to start sewing it together, no matter how much I want to piece it together already!

4 comments:

Alexis said...

I like your style Tropicslady! I like how some of the blocks are related (yellow centers) and many are different. How about some other vertical strips? ALL those colors sound great!

Nifty Quilts said...

It's looking great!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

I really really love that look. Great colors

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

OOH! the stripes sashing is great! and I love the print of the darker green in with these blocks! very clever choice!