Monday, January 12, 2009

lap quilt. first blocks

pattern: hourglass
fabric: island batiks (see previous post)

i think i've settled on some kind of design for my lap quilt. i'm going to stick with the hourglass...4 wide, 5 high...because i like it so much, repeating with these same fabrics, alternating the blocks. these are mad colors. i don't know what i was thinking when i bought them. the red probably won't get used unless i bring it into the border or if i piece the back. i've absolutely no red in my living room. there's a grape, too. that could go somewhere. you really don't know until you start sitting things, one next to the other, what works, what won't. i don't want to get too busy. this is enough for the mind to know as is, but i kinda like it because the hues are deeper, not super bright, even that green tones down nicely with what lies nearby. let's see how it looks as i continue to piece. you can't really mess up, can you? :D


bearbear said...

You've been busy. Makes me feel guilty that I haven't sewn in so long. But I like what you've done so far and I think you'll have fun with this. Just relax. You're wonderful with color.

audreypawdrey said...

These look wonderful! Don't worry too much about the brightness, just go for it. It will be gorgeous!

QuiltedSimple said...

Very good. These look great. I agree with Audrey - don't worry about the brightness - it will be wonderful! Have a great day!