Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Playing with Pastels

Pastel is not a word usually found in my fiber vocabulary, but perhaps because of warmer weather and longer sunny days, Easter-y colors seemed right.  I started with scraps that I sewed into strata and triangles and squares.  Then I created this 8" square block which was rather uninteresting in my opinion. 
So I followed the challenge instructions to cut the 8" square and play with it.
So I kept adding strips to the middle, tops & sides of the pieces and got this 12" block:
I really like taking the fabric scraps and composing them into specific sized squares.  So much so, that I created 5 more in that manner.  I am kind of new at this quilting thing and it is amazing how squaring a block up can really help one see it better!
They are currently laid out on a white sheet to see if I want to put white between the blocks, or try something else.  I am loving this so far!  Who knew pastels could be so great?!


Carli The Quilter said...

I love this play with pastels, but what strikes me as interesting is that you are just going along as if taking a walk. Cool, beautiful and I think I'm going to follow you.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I, too, generally work on the darker colores. But when I made my dotty/stripes/plaid blocks , the pastels were so pretty that I wanted a whole quilt out of them!!!


Nifty Quilts said...

Your pastels are very pretty, all jumbled up this way!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

ell Nancy B.. You sure got it all going on! woohoo! They look fabulous! Welcomne to the group!

Miki Willa said...

Your instincts for color and play are great. These are quite beautiful. I may have to look for some pastels in my stash.