Friday, October 24, 2008

DQS Five - Starting again....

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my ideas for the start of the latest Dolls Quilt Swap. But it is just not w.o.r.k.i.n.g! It is not turning into reality how I imagined! I realized after I did the above circles and wondered what zing was missing, it was cause I have done these dark on the outer to lightest ib the middle, so it looses that fresh, crisp look I was aiming for. But after spending time cutting these out I thought I don't want to cut out any more to realize it is still not working so I pushed it aside and thought later!

I have this little mini quilt hanging on my wall below my notice board in my sewing nook. I look at it every day and love the colours in it. I've used that as the inspiration behind this block.

I love the orange Jump Rope Katie print, although it looks black in this photo, its actually a dark brown. It's a wonky square, feels nice to fall back into wonkiness after so much foundation peicing lately. I really like this, I have 3 more on the go. I'm thinking maybe 4 blocks? Maybe 6?? Maybe 3?? I'm going to keep sewing a few then have a play. That's the plan, plan B!

5 comments:

Cascade Lily said...

It's always good to have a plan B! With the circles, I think plain solids would work better too :)

susan said...

so i am a wee bit confused...have you given up on your circles altogether and this is a replacement, or are you just playing?? cuz i am lovin the blocks!

KateKwiltz said...

Maybe they're missing an outline? Something to really help distinguish the color gradation?

Helen said...

Thanks girls, good suggestions re the outlines and solids..... Its still in the two hard basket though as I am enjoying my blocks. :)

The Humming Cat said...

hmmm, you need to credit the orange katie jump rope back to me! It came from my stash!