If my handful of followers have not yet figured it out from my earlier hints, the pattern I have been using for my last four posts is Dash-in-the-Box by A Quilter's Dream. You have read how I waxed poetic about its cleverness and creativity. Do visit this site for the patterns there that I think are quirky and have a bit of a lovely twist to them. Here is the picture on the pattern front of Dash-in-the-Box.
I love how the pink twins complement each other. Similarly, the two shades of green lend interest, I think. There is poor twin-ness in blues, however. Since these blocks provide variety, maybe I'll place them near the quilt edges? There is also poor contrast in the dark blue and green block which I should have know since they are so close on color wheel. This block definitely gets hidden somewhere if used at all.
Colorway 2: blues, yellows, reds
This combination has great contrast and pops, my favorite combo yet. With 20/20 hindsight this makes sense since they are primary colors triadic on color wheel.
Colorway 3: oranges, lilacs, limes
This combination's popping performance is mediocre, surprising since they are secondary colors triadic on color wheel. But I love these colors so these blocks will definitely stay. And, yes, there is a mistake in the lower left lilac block that I need to fix.
Colorway 4: yellows, magentas, turquoises
I went back to work today so only had time so far to make the concentric box parts and not the churn dash parts. I think these colors pop well, too. I can hardly wait to see how the large scale magenta batik works up.
Colorway 5: reds, blues, limes
This is the fifth colorway. I think the twin-ness of the fat eighth pairs is good and I hope there is sufficient contrast.
Afterwards the challenge will be to intermix the five colorways and orient the 30 blocks before assembly into the quilt top.
- Christmas burp cloths, 2 each in Grinch, Toys, and Snowflake fabrics
- Fireman pillowcase
- Doll quilt - still awaiting binding and next up on finishing since it is so close
- Grinch quilt - still on design wall for assembly and creative sashing solution
- Chicken wall hanging to back, FMQ, and bind
- Square pumpkin/iris/red modern wallhanging to back, FMQ, and bind
- Concentric blocks and churn dash variation quilt
- Catching up on blog posts - 5 of 'em
Stats since last WIP 10/31/12:
Completed projects - 7
New projects - 6 (counting projects and posts combined)
Currently in progress - 4
Those in closet - many enumerated in earlier posts and not repeated here