Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pastel ReDo

I posted a few days ago about playing around with pastels and what lively blocks were resulting from the play time.  For review of the original blog post, click here but be sure to come back!

Anyhoo, I liked they way I had laid them on white fabric, so I cut 4" strips and sewed it to the 12" blocks and got this. 
Kind of ended up lifeless...So after I let it sit for a day and after some good suggestions, I ripped the outside strips off.  Along with the suggestions I received, TropicsLady posted here of her progress on quilt blocks and that gave me great inspiration!  I created 1" x 2" strata and set in between the lively big blocks and got this:
Yippee!  I love it!  When I start actually sewing it together tomorrow, I also plan to remove some of that wide pinky stripe in the upper right corner - it will be replaced with more variety so it is not so dominant.  Thank you all for such a welcoming community, encouragement, and great feedback!

12 comments:

Lisa said...

You switched that up nicely!! It looks fabulous. Great job.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

that is fabulous - love the soft colours and the layout!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Nancy It's night and day! This is a perfect example of pushing things further... You took an somewhat interesting quilt and made it fantastic! SO glad you followed your instinct and sought another solution! gorgeous!

CharlotteP said...

That's so pretty...MUCH lovlier!

9patchnurse said...

Wow that's great! Very inspiring.

Lynda said...

as they say in baseball, nice save!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! That really made it lively! Great quilt.

harleywife57 said...

WOW --- Gorgeous work

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo! looks great and that really was a wonderful solution.

tropicslady said...

WOW, what a difference! lovely!

Miki Willa said...

Amazing difference. Just replacing the white with the strata makes this quilt sing. Very beautiful.

Nathalie said...

Sometimes peoples comments and make suggestions are just the perfect thing for a quilt. Quilt by committee sometimes become the best quilts.