Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New project...........

I started on a new project over a week ago but I wanted it to be something new for my art quilters to see before I put it on the blog.  On Pinterest I saw some x and + blocks with all the same light background.  When I made my first quilt of this pattern I used both dark and light backgrounds.  This method makes a grid pattern on top of a background.
Here is the first one I made and I finished it in 2015.  It looks more scrappy with both dark and light background triangles and my eye wants to stop and look at every individual block.  In the new version I have started my eye goes to the overall grid rather than to each block.





You can see I'm using all Kaffe Fassett collective prints for the dark and medium fabrics and a very nice black on white script fabric for the light triangles.

16 comments:

Marjorie said...

You are so right about the way the eye travels differently on the two quilts--love them both.

Beth@IHaveANotion.com said...

I think I really like the new version better! It does give the eye an opportunity to explore the various depths... rather than the various fabrics!!!

Hedy Hahn said...

I think I like your new version of this pattern better. It’s very pretty.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Seeing the two together definitely validates what you are saying about the eye being drawn to each individual block in the first one. My eye is drawn to the 2nd. one, where I can appreciate the quilt as a whole. While they are both beautiful, I definitely like the newer version of this quilt.

Vicki W said...

I love both versions of this block.

JJM said...

WOW ! Perfect for our upcoming 4th of July celebration, it just exploded off the screen this a.m. LOVE IT !
And what fun to see your 2015 design. They don't even look like the same pattern. Love the warm cozy feeling from this one. Two awesome designs Wanda.

JJMi

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE this with the uniform background. It has been one of my favorite scrappy quilt patterns and using the same light throughout makes a fantastic design.

hetty said...

I love them both!

patty a. said...

It has to be fun figuring out the combination of fabrics you want to use in each block. This is going to be a pretty quilt!

LynneP said...

Beautiful blocks!

Agile Jack said...

I absolutely LOVE this new X and + quilt! I've been hoping you'd make one out of Kaffe fabrics. I'm currently working on one for my guest room using all KFC browns and yellows, with the background in the Pond green polka dots! Can't wait to see this done!!! LOVE IT!

Here's a link to a Facebook post with a mock up that I made with the first few blocks.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2343510662341863&set=gm.10156224538667360&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Marle said...

So lovely!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love this - ironically we must have seen the same image on Pinterest because this approach was going to be my game plan, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yay, X and Plus! This is one of my favorites.
Frebblebit

Mystic Quilter said...

Love it, love it!! This has been a quilt I've been hoping to make for ages, I really think I have to make a start!!

Shasta Matova said...

It is amazing how the layout of the same pattern makes such a big difference in the look and mood of the quilt. Both are lovely, but I do like the alternating colors better. It is more busy, less calming, but more interesting.