Friday, November 27, 2009

Traditional Quilt - final block arrangement

This is the final block arrangement for this quilt.
I clipped coupons last night to go shopping for Black Friday deals. I woke up this morning and decided to go back to sleep and forget it. I still feel I had the experience just by clipping the coupons! It was a good decision since I really don't need anything and my Christmas shopping is taken care of.
I spent the day straightening up the house and changing some of the blocks around on this quilt. There were some similar blocks that were too close together and just stood out too much on the first layout.
My goal was to have a quilt where the colors and values were somewhat evenly distributed so your eye wasn't drawn to any one particular area. I think I accomplished that. As you look at this on the computer your eye may be drawn to an area but it is because of the color and value in specific blocks, not because similar blocks are too close together.
I have taken the blocks off my design wall and they are stacked and labeled row by row. I can now sew them together when Pat and I get together on Tuesday for a sewing day.


Exuberant Color said...

It looks really good. I love quilts with lots of triangles and pointy pieces.

Mary Stori said...

Love it Kay.....when I stop all the air travel teaching....which is going to be sooner, rather than later.....this is the style of quilts I want to resume making....that is IF I can remember how to piece blocks!!

Elaine Adair said...

It's a beauty!

Vicki W said...

I love these types of scrappy quilts.

Julie Bagamary said...

Wow - this is stunning.

Claire said...

This looks great! I love the stars, light and dark. I didn't see the light ones right away. I think you did well with the placement.