Monday, January 16, 2017

Januarys purple blocks are becoming a quilt!!

Here's my purple Scrap Jar blocks with the setting I decided on. This decision took FOREVER! 

Last night I played with my EQ program trying out different colors and setting blocks but they were all too traditional or too bright or too white. I wanted to bring in a little gray or black to tone everything down but still let the purples shine. 
So I brought out all my little pieces of low volumes and black or grays on white. Loved it!

Then I had to decide if I still wanted setting blocks or just sashing. Since I wanted this quilt to be a lap size, the sashing made sense.. Now the cornerstones....I wanted something modern but something that used up more scraps so I played with the little leftover pieces from the star centers. 


The plus signs were more modern than a regular nine patch and if I added a different purple center then I would get the design I wanted AND use up lots of purple pieces. Added bonus...when I cut the sashing I had lots of little black on white scraps to use in making the cornerstone background. 
With any luck I'll have the top done tomorrow!

4 comments:

Karen said...

The purples with your neutral backgrounds gives a very wintery look. Good choice.

Northern Deb said...

It does, doesn't it? I have plenty of bright summery quilts...this will be a perfect winter lap quilt.

Marianne said...

Beautiful! I really like how you chose to finish it!

Northern Deb said...

Thank you Marianne!

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