Thursday, January 27, 2011

Color palette challenge.........

In addition to the Journal Quilt a week, the 3 Creative Studios also has a color palette challenge.  Click here to see the inspiration photo and palette.  My first idea was to do random length strips to create a fractured landscape.  I chose batiks with foliage and flowers.





I wished I had made the strips narrower, but it was done, so I took the left over strips and put all of the dark pieces at the bottom, again similating an abstract landscape.










Then I took the cut away strips, the ones you cut to straighten the fabric, and did crazy piecing.  I ended up with 4 blocks and was able to make 3 of them fit together.



Third try is a charm!  I like this one best.  They are all 8.5" x 11", the Journal Quilt size so this one qualifies as my Journal Quilt of the week (and a day early of my self imposed Friday deadline).  I don't know what I will do with the left over crazy pieced block.  It will probably reside in the 'parts' bin.

23 comments:

Linda said...

It is fun to watch your journal making! This one is really neat!

*karendianne. said...

How neat the way you fit those crazy pieced blocks together. Very cool.

Gene Black said...

Use the leftover as a beginning for a Journal cover!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Fabulous! I love them all, but the last one takes the cake!!

Jackie said...

You really lived up to the challenge! I love them all, but I agree the last one was a charm.

patty a. said...

Beautiful journal quilt! Lots to looks at and the batiks are wonderful.

Connie said...

Love the colors and the strips seem a perfect size. The crazy blocks are so neat too!

Cindy said...

I enjoy reading about your process and loved all your results. But that last one was my favorite!!

Shelley said...

I love the way the crazy log cabin journal block came out! Gorgeous!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Those are so my colors.
Love what you did with your batiks.
It is lovely.
Mary Ann

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh, YES! Third try is DEFINITELY the charm! LOVE it!

Sue said...

These colors all look great together. Do you have a favorite place to buy batiks? Also, what kind of batting do you use? You do wonderful work. :)

Anonymous said...

Your color schemes always amaze me. I wish I had your eye. Journal cover is a delight.

J~MT

Miki Willa said...

These are so beautiful. The colors are perfect. Just happens to be a favorite combo of mine.

Muddling Through said...

I love that you show how you kept going until you achieved what you really liked. The first picture was good. The second even better, and then we see you using leftovers to make what ended up being the best of all. Perfection!

Jan said...

So interesting - I really like each one of them & how you use up those little pieces!

hetty said...

Love your journal quilt!

Yvonne said...

The last one is definitely best! Please do keep writing about the process of design & making these, it is so interesting to see how they change.

Julia said...

How clever to have been able to use every little piece of your pieced fabrics.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Wanda you are too clever by half! I love it when you can get "two for the price of one", that batik journal quilt is beautiful!

Today's secret word is "cruter"; I'm too tired to figure that one out...

Linda

LC said...

Wow! I love it!

Kathy said...

The new journal cover is really eyecatching. Love the way you have pieces the crazy patches together. I know that's not the easiest way to piece!

Rebel said...

Ooooh... I love those colors. I like the middle one best, but that third one is awesome too. I like how you play with your fabrics, you inspire me to play too!