Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sunshine Slashed Squares

Here are a few more of the Sunshine Slashed Squares. As you can see, I try not to put two "busy" patterns right next to each other in the same block.
Not only do I contrast scale of pattern (or "busy") fabrics next to each other, I try to contrast color value (lightness or darkness)
Sometimes I contrast or repeat similar shapes next to each other. Sometimes I make little "jokes." For example, in this block below, the shapes of the dragonfly wings are repeated in the other fabrics on the outer edges of the block.
Yes, I am aware of these shape repetitions when I select fabrics for a quilt.

I am participating in the Doll Quilt Swap 6. I can't tell you who my partner is, because it is a secret, but this is a pattern I might use, this Exquisite Star, also called Shooting Star. My blocks finish out at 3" square. I won't be using these fabrics in the finished quilt. I just made these blocks to check out my measurements and to see how they would fit together. I wanted my blocks to be 3" square and working out the size of the small triangle took a bit of doing. Actually I didn't cut triangles. I cut the white fabric into 3-1/2" squares, and the brights into 2" squares, aligned the corners and then sewed on the diagonal of the smaller bright. Then I trimmed away the excess. Next, I want to experiment with a slightly wonky version.

4 comments:

ROZ said...

lots of lovely yellow fabric.

Biddy22 said...

Your Sunshine Slashed Squares make me think of spring, spring, spring. (enough of this winter) Such a lovely set of blocks you're making.

Carrie P. said...

Love those yellow blocks. All the fabrics are so pretty.

Exuberant Color said...

I LOVE yellow and your blocks are great. I think I have to stop doing multicolor and zoom in one color too.