|The original blue was solid but I like prints|
In my last post HERE, you gave me your opinions and preferences. Great ideas!
I started with the blue. The center of this picture is the blue flower as it looks now. The center red circle is worn away and you can see how dark (even in its faded state) the blue was. Yes, that's one blue piece of fabric - the exposed portion wore faster than the protected portion under the red. Once the red went...the protected portion started to fade too.
Then I looked at greens.
The original quilt was done on one pin dot print.
I like prints and scrappy, but maybe it's time to use a solid? Why not multiple prints in the block?
Does it have to be a reproduction fabric - maybe an impostor would be better....
Then the yellows...or should we say chrome?
Why only one yellow? We don't have as many constraints in our fabric selections as quilters decades ago.
The red was worn the worst in the original quilt.
The center circle is one of the few pieces not fully worn through.
I considered a deep pink.
Let's not forget we have a pink flower. However, I'd be tempted to make all the blue flowers pink and the pink flower blue. Why not?
The reverse applique red in the center would be great in yellow or - how about cheddar?
SO may choices - so much fun!
What did I do you ask?
Well...more than one and I'm still considering a third...
Do you ever work in a series and because you have fabrics out for one project they end up feeding the next?
This is my little Josephs Coat waiting for me to get it quilted.
Fun combination with my attempt at getting the original colors of the quilt captured.
Here it is on the original block next to the reproduction.
I think this one I will make crib size with setting corners. I'll use the quilting tulip motif for corner applique instead of quilting, and add the border to that.
So what did I do next?
In this version I used more of a medium color pallet.
Not all pastels, but some medium colors.
More prints, multiple greens and yellows - kept the red, but in a tonal print to soften it a bit. I have block two of this one prepped. I'm going to use a variety of greens and keep the blue consistent in the entire top.
Here are the two blocks I reproduced side by side folded in half.
I was asked to show the quilting - and I will next post.
Thank you for hanging in there with me and reading through this long post - I appreciate your time!
I love your comments!
Do you like the idea of mixing the prints within the quilt for my 5 block version?
Use the quilt motifs as applique motifs for a crib quilt?
Have a great week - I hope you are playing with fabrics.