I'm stitching a tiny little repair on some underwear today that won't take but a minute or two. And I'm stitching the last few stars (I think) onto scrappy backgrounds. (Did I mention that I love these stars and that I love stitching them?)
I've never made a quilt like this before and while I'm having fun playing with the circles I'm not sure how to resolve the color placement of the circles. I go back and forth between choosing the circles based on the interaction of stars and colors of the whole quilt and/or based on their interaction in each individual block.
Before I began I chose colors for the stars and circles and I felt like they were compatible and looked good together. I've added a few fabrics (another blue, two reds, an orange), removed a few others (too much gold), and I still think they all work well together. However, that doesn't mean that any two fabrics touching will look fabulous side-by-side. So I continue to stitch and play. (Can you love quilt blocks too much?)
Have you made quilts with multiple layers in multiple colors? How did you choose the colors of the layers? Did you choose before you ever cut or stitched? Did you choose intuitively as the work progressed? Or after the first layer was stitched on all the blocks? Were you concerned about the interplay of colors across the whole quilt, or within one block, or both?
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Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts and
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework.
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I hope you're having a calm, peaceful, rejuvenating Sunday.