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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Some variety..........


The black tone on tone type prints are hard to photograph.  They are much deeper color than they look here, but this is the group I chose to add.  In the photos below, the one on the left is the same as yesterday's post and the one on the right has 8 new fabrics added into the black positions.  I like scrappy quilts and all plain black is too predictable and stark for me as well as being boring to sew.  The pieces are on a small 30" x 40" design wall so I think I'll start sewing the rows together and then transfer it to a large design wall.


10 comments:

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

the darks add such a great touch! I love working with blacks, but the dark blues look great....

Sharon W. said...

Good decision! I think that in most cases---except Amish quilts--solid fabrics tend to swallow rather than reflect light. In the second set of fabrics there are layers of intensity. Much more appealing!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

black prints is something I need more of in my stash. I have very little - I was so put out about black fabrics a few years back when I used a solid black for the background on a quilt that had a lot of it and it picked up so much lint and dust - I have since learned to use black with a print on it that read black but was a print - but now I need more of them!

Vicki W said...

I have a Go die in this shape. I think I'll do one of these for a veteran's quilt soon. It looks like I could clear out a bit of stash pretty quickly with it.

Elaine said...

Yes! Love the black prints. Adds depth and interest.

Nancy said...

Nice selection of prints, and adding them puts in a bit more texture than the flat black. Get sewing and have some fun!

Needled Mom said...

Multiple fabrics are definitely much more interesting.

shannon said...

that's really striking!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think the black prints make the colors sparkle and move your eye instead of the solid black. I have a triangle fear- that is sewing them and having them fit. I only do squares and rectangles and oddly, I find circles pretty easy since I took a class. So, I admire all those triangles of yours.
Linda

Teri said...

I agree, I like the scrappy look. I just purchased a triangle ruler yesterday. Hoping to start saving scraps and make a quilt like this someday. I don't have a lot of fabric, so it will be awhile, but I am starting to acumulate fat quarters.