Thursday, March 25, 2010

Playing





I'm currently between projects, and have been looking at some of the fabric I have, thinking about where to go next.  I bought this piece of fabric several years ago.  It shades from lemon yellow to a rosy peach and back to yellow again, all the while blending different sizes and shapes of dots.  There should be a way to really show this off, but I have trouble visualizing how.  (I have lots of it.)  I've started making these simple blocks, thinking about shading the backgrounds according to where on the fabric I cut the pieces.

Although I like the colors, this idea doesn't seem interesting enough for that great fabric.  I may make a few more blocks to see what develops.  If nothing else, I'll have a start on what could be a pretty, small quilt for a baby, and there's more of the fabric for something else.

7 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

Interesting! The subtle shades may pop if there were a narrow dark sashing between the blocks.

Kathleen said...

I never would've have thought to put those fabrics together but they look great.

Libby Fife said...

I like the blocks of course:0

I saw the pinkish part of the fabric and it puts me in mind of a sunrise. Have you thought about some sort of landscape type quilt?

Oh, and I must want summer to be here because it reminds me of ice cream too.

Joyce said...

That is interesting fabric all right. I like Libby's idea of a landscape sky...

Debra said...

In my recent home dec craziness I have been looking at what seems like every single piece of fabric I own to see if it fits into my current ideas. I have 2 fabrics such as yours and I just cannot cut into them because I fear I will lose the wonderful gradation effect. I find them very hard to work into projects. So I completely understand.

Barbara C said...

That is pretty fabric. I love yellow, though it never seems to be popular, I think it's so cheerful.

I like your simple blocks. They may grow on you as you make a few more.

dee said...

yellow and dots and gradations...what's not to love?