See old post here.
This a definitely a challenge for me personally, as I don't often use white/lights, But how do I make it a challenge for you? Some of you agreed with me, that whites were not a favorite, some are waiting to see where this goes... So, here is what I present to you.
The basis is to start with lights and whites... Within that parameter, you will make decisions on whether you think they fit that category. You will also find you will have lights and darks with in that.
And... Make BIG easy blocks, Quickly. I'm using my 12.5" template ruler, adding big swatches of fabrics to grow them quickly.
(To keep them a 15 minute block...)
The hardest thing for me, and this may sound funny to you, I rarely just make a simple block quilt and call it a day... Seems rather obvious, but usually, by the time I get a big bed sized quilt done, I decide it needs to be something else... It becomes a giant palette for some other idea: or, A giant piece of made fabric,and I cut it all back up again! ( why not?)
It can be a small quilt, medium, large... Makes no difference...
But start with LIGHTs/WHITEs,
And when inspiration jumps out at you... When a color says, "YES, You need more of that color..."
Don't rush it.
I'm going for simple... Will I stick to it? Will I make it more complicated in the end? Does it matter?
Also, if you want to stray and use your blocks for a different setting, GO FOR IT! Let the fabrics and blocks tell you what comes next... If you get a brilliant idea, share it with us! Show us your blocks as you make them. Try to post once a week what you get done...Show and tell!
I'll be making a few more tonight... All this unpacking, a girl needs to sew!
If you want to post along here, and show you work, please email me if you don't already have the posting rights...
Let's see what bubbles up.