Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Slicing for Sliced

I have decided I have WAY TOO MUCH FABRIC and need to start whittling it down by making some "normal" quilts.  That means I have to find "normal" designs I find interesting. About a week or so ago, Jacquie posted a photo of "Sliced" from Amy Ellis's Modern Neutrals book.

You all know how much I love neutrals, right?  NOT!

They bore me to tears. But I liked this design, and I have to make a quilt for a special little rug rat and I thought this could be fun. So I've got the book and I've selected my fabric and the other night while watching Elementary on OnDemand, I cut out all the strips.

One thing that bugged me was that Amy's instructions didn't indicate which fabric was which. She mentions A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3 and D4, and I know that means Lights (A) and Darks (D) but I wanted to know which of the fabrics she used was which so I could make my own substitutions while keeping the value distribution she had designed.

After cutting out the fabrics I did a little reshuffling and more cutting.

 While dinner bubbled in the slow-cooker, I sewed the dark blocks together. Naturally I did a bit of fabric rearranging.  Next up, the light blocks.


Queenie Believe said...

I like Amy's designs, they lend themselves to all sorts of color choices. This one looks like great fun, especially the blueberry faboo fabric.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Quiltdivajulie said...

Will be fun to watch this one develop!

Megan said...

I thought your light value fabrics were particularly interesting. Looikng forward to seeing this project develop.

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