Monday, April 2, 2018

Piece by Piece by Piece

Sometimes you're just too tired to think. So I went to bed the other night, and finished wrestling with the layout of the big diamonds the next morning. Arranging the big diamonds is like playing Sudoku. The same fabric can't be in the same row or column as itself.

By the way, for those of you who can't quite grasp how big these giant diamonds are - here you go!

 Once I get the big ones all set, I start placing the medium sized diamonds. I had to put up a four patch diamond to get a sense of how the background fabric for those would look with the medium diamonds. I want the mediums to kind of blend in, so I have to know what to look for.

Here I have placed a lot of medium diamonds. Many of them are soft greens of some kind or another. Julie also sent some lovely fabrics to use as medium diamonds too.  Remember you can click the pictures, and then click again to look at all the little details.

This was what it looked like after dinner. It was OK, and it was getting close, but it wasn't quite singing the way I wanted it to. I have several more yellows, oranges a blue and a plum to cut up into four patch diamonds, but at this point I wondered if I needed some DARK diamonds.

I liked the dark diamonds, but this is too many. It's feeling muddy, and I was getting tired after working for over eight hours. Time for bed.


Ann said...

Always interesting to watch a quilt develop. Doubly so because you two are working together to create this. I see what you mean about need more darks and then having too many. A good night's rest is a best choice.

stitchinpenny said...

You are not there yet, but I love the path you are heading out on.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Really like that wonderful sweater color -- gorgeous!! I'm having fun watching you work and edit and edit some more. SO important for the final results.

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I've enjoyed watching you build several of these-I'm almost convinced to try one myself. Almost. Love this one especially - but then again, I think that each time.