Monday, February 12, 2018

Pink Shopping and An Experiment

One of the advantages of not making all your decisions about your quilt design before you get started is being able to adapt as you see your work develop. After the last work session, I knew what kind of pink fabrics I needed, and bought these eleven pinks. I was looking for lighter pinks, and pinks with prints that were slightly bigger than blenders (like the one on the bottom left.)

I bought the Tula Pink print on the right two weeks ago, but over the last few days I was worried it was a bit wimpy, so when I saw the slightly redder version on the left I bought it right away. I've replaced it on the quilt, and it's looking good.

The more I looked at last layout I thought it was way too dark, so I tried adding back some of the four patch diamonds I had previously rejected, but after getting the new fabrics, I knew I needed to go back to the drawing board.

So I removed ALL the four patch diamonds, and ALL the medium sized diamonds. Then I cut new medium sized diamonds from the new fabrics, and placed them on the design wall.

Then I started filling in with the small four patch diamonds. I've still got some of the cream four patch diamonds in there.

I started adding four patch diamonds working from the right to the left. Those of you with eagle eyes will notice I swapped a pair of large diamonds. At this point, I am pretty sure the four patch diamonds with the cream diamonds are going to go.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Looking better and better!

stitchinpenny said...

I would never have realized what it was bothering me as I looked at the quilt, but I know one thing is in fact the cream colored squares. I looked at it 4 different times and each time my eyes stopped at the cream squares. I wasn't smart enough to figure it out on my own, but it really is a stopping point which is sometimes a design element, but here I gather not part of you plan.

Mystic Quilter said...

Yes -looking good with the changes you've made, gloriously rich!

QuiltSwissy said...

hmmm...liking it. Loving the whole evolution process.

Ann said...

I’m glad you’ve taken these process photos and are sharing them. Very interesting to follow along. I had your pink Tula print in green. Used it in the baseball quilt. Fun to see it in another color way.