Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Intuitive Swap Continued

So after I'd slashed Janet's block and inserted that strip with the bright pink I wanted to include more of the bright pink. I really liked the way it brightened up the whole. I stacked and sliced the pink, the cats, and a light blue:

Then I tried some sticks blocks, using the blue as background. I discovered that by alternating the direction of the sticks I could get a wavy line, which I really liked.

This was a promising development and spurred me on to try lots of different arrangements of the various blocks I'd made.

The problem (in my opinion) was that I now had too much of the light blue. It was distracting. Time to try to work in other fabrics, get more variety in the prints and colors.

As I made blocks and sewed them in place I also sewed together the offcuts, creating a little strip. It turned out to be just the thing to finish off the top edge!

This is what I will be returning to Janet, along with some of the blocks I made but didn't use. I forgot to measure the top at this stage but it's somewhere between 30 and 36", not quite square. It will be fun to see what she does with it now!


Jessica said...

too cool~

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I love all the movement! the light blue dances around ! love it!

Janet said...

This looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it in person.

tropicslady said...

I love this! And the cats are wonderful!! And the blue and gold tie dyed looking fabric near the bottom...and the kaleidoscope fabric in the center!!