tumbling, end over end, head first into an upside down world.Memory serves as no guide here. Actions are by instinct or impulse, you choose. The grinning cat blinks and disappears, the friendly rabbit has no time for such as me. Blackout? White-out? Rabbit hole? It all looks the same. Take refuge amid the scraps, hunker down and wait. Welcome to my world *VBS* I'm here, playing hopscotch or leap frog, or duck, duck, goose amid the blues. I came late to the rainbow party and there isn't much chance I'll finish before the next month's color is announced.But I'm having a ton of fun, and in January, in WI, that seems like a wonderful idea!
I've been turning my scraps into strips, and strips into 9 patches that look like this. I've only "sort of" made a dent in my pan of blue scraps, and what I'm finding is that I'm dreadfully short of light blues. Apparently I like intense color...who could have guessed that? Me? Not a pastel person. I have a plan for these 9 patches rather than my usual haphazard way of just "making it and figuring it out later". My only question is "how many" do I need? Time for some math, I guess.
This is where I am headed with the blues. I think it's going to work fine, and for now, I'm planning a BIGGER,rather than smaller, quilt. One block, finished to the light strip that seperates them is 14.5". Knowing that I can do the math for whatever size I want. The question I have for you is this...does the amount of light overpower the 9 patches too much? I've stewed about that all the while I was putting my idea together. There is very little white in the 9 patches. I tried to keep the 'lights' to light blue, or a blue print with some white(and a few other colors). It definitely won't have a heavy look about it. I can see it doing nicely as a summer quilt. What do you think????
And since my blue scraps are fairly ample(like that fat rabbit) I'm sewing some 2.5" strips into another "strippy" top. I'm heading for 54" X 72" with this one. I folded it in half for the picture. I've kind of steered clear of the aqua tones, tossing them into a seperate pile. The piece is 11 strips wide right now, headed for 27...or less if I run out of blue or get tired of it.
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