Where Im At


Im loving this block today. I'm in the middle of trying to get my top finished for my stepson. He is 29 and is working on his Masters at Chicago Art Institute. This block reminds me of Andy Warhol's Flowers HERE. Get it? My SS is an artist too... since I have no idea if he will even come close to understanding the work and effort of making a quilt, I decided to make it easy and use what I like. His father and I picked the fabrics and tone. In fact, my DH has really been involved giving opinions, and helping me edit fabrics. That part of it has been really fun. I plan to have him help me quilt as well. Really, Im gonna let him quilt only a little bit, but something so he can tell the kids he helped. Maybe I will let him write a message in the quilting. He is so excited and happy.
It still has taken longer than I wanted.
Doesn't it always?
We have had a couple of serious problems one of which is the following:
I originally thought I would use this pale blue as the background, looks grey here and it washed out all the colors except orange and green. I so wanted to use it, I had saved it in a bag just for this project. To be truthful most of the stuff I set aside for this project was abandoned.

Instead of this ugly grey/blue we decided on this pale yellow.
It sets off the blues and greys and I think will work great. I thought about using white but I didn't have enough and we are using what we have, kind of a stash busting exercise.

Right now the plan is to bind with the wood grain but only time will tell.
Quilters Rock!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Hey Rachel!
These blocks are looking so awesome! And I agree that the yellow color is a much better background. I also agree that it always takes longer than you think it's going to!

Lesly said...

I nearly always prefer a soft yellow or cream for sashing. I think white is too stark, even though I know it's a very popular choice these days. I think yours looks great!

Vicki said...

the yellow does make the blocks pop! they all look great.

AnnMarie said...

You're right, the yellow is great!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

Thanks Everybody! its been a fun project so far..

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I like the yellow too. Beautiful gift....and I'm so glad you shared it with us. I so enjoy being inspired by your work.

Smiles,
Kelly

Christina said...

LOVING IT! I want to do something like this with some stashed scraps I have. Can't wait to see the finished project - and husbands quilting.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Definitel the right call on the sashing.

sewkatiedid said...

I love it. I have fear of yellow for some reason and it looks so awesome here.