Wandaful Quilts

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Star progress..........

I sewed the block I designed on Thursday and designed and sewed another one.  It is hard to tell that they are the same block when they look so different.  Changing the position of the values makes all the difference.
One more got designed but not sewn.  I spent most of the day processing the sales of my batik kits, packaging and mailing a few. 

A lot of NO REPLY people have asked about fertilizing Christmas cactus since I mentioned it a few days ago.  I am no expert.  I get all of my information by doing a search on the internet.  I usually do a new search each spring to see if there is any new info out there.  I have a lot of blooms because I have a lot of plants, 28 of them.  The blooms aren't due to my expert growing skills.  I also had 3 die this winter and I can't figure out what went wrong with them.  So, my suggestion is that you do a search too and you will find out all kinds of interesting facts about the Christmas and Easter cacti.

6 comments:

Gene Black said...

Changing color/value can change the look of a block completely.

It always amazes me that people don't do a search for information. I use internet searches almost daily.

JustGail said...

As a newer quilter, the changes possible by moving colors always amazes me. And how complex looking blocks can be all squares and triangles, with the eye skipping right over the seams.

As for searching the internet, I usually do that first. Sometimes I just don't have the right search terms, sometimes there is conflicting information, and sometimes my brain is just tired and lazy :-), that's when I ask the person who has been having good results.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great examples of value shifts and new looks. It is a good thing you have a lot of fabric to choose from.

Needled Mom said...

It is so interesting to see how different the blocks appear when the values are changed. Beautiful!

Melinda Hirsch said...

"GTS" says my good friend, who works with Microsoft, Google, and Apple. As in, "Google that sh*t". I'm amazed people out there still aren't doing it LOL

margaret said...

as you point out by arranging the colours in different ways the blocks look so different. I feel guilty but I have put my Christmas cactus out . Have had it for years and it is so big there is no where to keep it and last year it let me down with very few flowers probably sue to age.