Friday, December 14, 2018


Right now the working title of this quilt is Whirlygig because it's got my head spinning.  It took me about 2-1/2 hours last night to add the black and white side triangles. Before I got started I would have told you I didn't have enough in my stash. Clearly I was wrong. I did have to cut some more, but this gives me enough to work with. (The design, I mean. These blocks will get rearranged once I decide the colored triangles are where I want them.) 

I really didn't want the dark purple diamonds in the middle of the green hex stars. I thought it just attracted too much attention, so I thought, what is along that side of the color wheel but isn't so bright? The answer is Lavender, but as you can see in the photo above, it is just too wimpy.

So I tried Blue. Eh.

So I tried Red. I'm not much a fan of that either.

So I thought, well, maybe I just need MORE Blue. W-e-l-l, dunno.

So I tried putting Green diamonds in the purple hex stars. Not so sure about that either.

So then I put some Purple in the Green hex stars and realized that oh holy crap, now the thing is just too predictable, and then I realized, oh sh*t, that Green hex star on the lower right is exactly next to the Purple one (meaning they are on the same row) and WE CAN'T HAVE THAT! but I will have to fix that later.

So I took the Green diamonds out of the Purple Hex Stars and stood back and laughed.

That was exactly where they were when I got started.

Now, I hope you are all laughing, because this really is kinda funny. Just about ANY color combination I played with above would make a VERY pretty and attractive quilt. There is nothing wrong with ANY of them except that something in MY head isn't happy, and I don't know what it is yet.

I'll figure it out, and I'll fix it, and with a little luck (and more work and grumbling, naturally) I hope to knock this sucker out of the park.

As Oscar Wilde once said, "Oh, the anxiety. I hope it lasts forever."

(If you want to make a scrap slab quilt, you can get a tutorial on my Etsy shop, here.)

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Happy Birthday Mary!


Quilty Constance said...

I love the blue ones. I think they add some missing pop.

Dee W said...

The black and white is wonderful! Some things are just meant to wake up our creative minds. Yes, more playing is in order.

Sewgirl said...

I like the blue ones too, but then I'm partial to blue. Looking good!

karen said...

Truly dizzying! I, too, liked the pops of blue.