Monday, July 02, 2007

Come out and play....

the grass is cool and perfect for rolling on....time to dream a little dream of summertime and daisy chains...*VBS* Today's message compliments of Finn & Friends. Regarding the fabrics in
yesterdays post, the jury isn't hung, nor is it out. Trouble is, I'm still on the wall about this one. We have...ahemmmm...drum roll please: 10 votes for the leafy red; 7 votes for the dusty blue; 4 undecided/whatever; and 5 in favor or more shopping.
And when I read the comments(which were really very helpful) I can see that it both goes and doesn't go...with either fabric. So probably the best thing to do, is shelf them for abit longer and keep looking for the perfect-doesn't-overwhelm-nor-fade-away fabric. It'll be rought but I'll do it....bravely! And if this wasn't complicated enough....LOL...guess what I found last night??? Yup, another package from the Aunt in KC. It contains 130 6" bow tie blocks, and they are pieced from pretty much the same fabrics! I laid some of the bow tie blocks out with the 9 patches in between, but I can't say it does much for me, visually. I'm beginning to have a pretty good idea why they have lanquished since the 1930's and 40's and why they made their way up north to me...*G*. Yup, she probably like color in her quilts also....imagine that???

8 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Hey .. what if you put a narrow border around each block of another color - that would give them more definition.

I am re-reading books on how to coordinate non-coordinated blocks and it has been very helpful in the past, for pulling non-related, and different-sized blocks together especially using colors you like when the original blocks don't contain those colors. (Sharon Craig) It did wonders for her examples.

Just don't shelf them - try another approach.

Pieces From Me said...

How much fabric do you need for the alternate block in the vintage 9 patch? I have a 1940s blue print that might work well with them. There is over 3 yards there, I think almost 4. I posted a picture of it on my blog not long ago. I think it was posted with the antique quilts. Let me know if you want to try it. It would be nice to have a fabric that dates back as old as the blocks. Bren

Pieces From Me said...

I looked and the blue fabric is shown on a June 21 post titled "A Fool for Spools". Bren

atet said...

Lol -- so NOW you find those bow ties! And you have the same problem x2. You will find the perfect fabric, I know you will!

Julia said...

That perfect fabric is out there Finn, don't give up.

Sue in western WA said...

Too funny that now you have the Bow Ties as well! Your quilt runneth over!

Libby said...

Being in the wait for another column- I have to say I think you have made a wise decision *s* Can I still come over to play?

ForestJane said...

Have you considered making some flying geese rectangles, and turning all those 9 patches into centers of stars? You could always use the bow ties in a border too. :)