My color challenge quilt top, started two years ago, is finally finished! Shown below are just the blocks on my design wall - not sewn together yet.
|After trying several layouts, I was happy with this arrangement. Then I decided to add some - lots of - triangles - and had to plan something for all that empty space, and the corner blocks.
|I auditioned several solid fabrics for these large areas, but they just "sat there". I used a number of different beiges and grays, with little inserts of my colors, and voila!
|Love how this is coming along. But now - the corner blocks, what there? I decided on a New York Beauty block, which I drafted to be the correct size. I thought I knew exactly how I was going to make them! But plans can change.
|I paper pieced the arcs, which worked great.
|This is my failed plan - I thought I would use all of my "ugly" colors for the arcs of the block, but was not feeling the love. So, I made fabric to fill each arc.
|Much better. Each corner block has a different colored arc.
|Dora had to get into the last picture. I love how this turned out - lots of fun, learned a lot. Next step - sending it out for machine quilting!