Sunday, August 21, 2011

Finally, a Quilt Post!


I finished the blocks for the Athena's Puzzle quilt (in fact with my usual inability to count, I made three extra), and have laid them out on the floor.  It's difficult to deal with something so big; not only is the design wall too small, but so is most of my empty floor space.  I made a few adjustments in the arrangement of blocks after the picture, but that's as good as it's gonna get.

I intended the gold blocks as an accent, and wasn't sure that was a good idea when I began the layout.  Now I like them.  The other problem is the blocks that are so much lighter.  In a perfect world I wouldn't have made those, but the goal here was to use fabric on hand, so they're there, for better or worse.  It feels good to have this progress made; I hope to start sewing blocks together this afternoon.

I tried to take a classic Cat Helper shot, but Florabelle is too ladylike to do anything so crude as walk on the quilt blocks.  She just watched from a polite distance.



11 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Kay, it's beautiful! I think the gold was an excellent idea...

*karendianne. said...

I really dig all the use and placement of color. There's an abundance of interest. Florabelle is definitely too ladylike and we certainly respect that.

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Libby Fife said...

Oh, I like the gold accents and the light blocks. It adds to the whole deal in my opinion and you got the piece balanced to boot.

That Florabelle!

Debra Spincic said...

I think the gold and the lighter blues are needed for interest. Of course, in my book, anything blue has plenty of interest!

McIrish Annie said...

It's a great block and a super looking quilt!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I love this and I even like the light colored ones. The gold ones are perfect accents. Wow!

Barbara C said...

Beautiful quilt, and the colors are perfect, especially the gold accents.

Gale said...

Your Athena quilt blocks are beautiful. I am also in the middle of this quilt. I made the blocks a little smaller. I think they will finish at 7 1/4" but the finished product is still too big for my floor space. Luckily I have a friend who just bought a house and is remodeling it. It has hardwood floors and I have claimed one of the empty rooms so I can use the floor space to baste this quilt! Wish me luck - as I do you.

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