by Lesly / Sunday, 4 April 2010 /
Ok, I am way outside my comfort zone with these blocks and I could use a bit of advice. In my last post, I showed a stack of neutrals that I bought last week. I haven't been able to stop thinking of them, and I decided they would be great for a quilt for my friend, Marcia, who moved to Houston to take up a research chair at the university there.
I've been wanting to make her a quilt for a (belated) housewarming gift, and this seemed like just the ticket. She is a very classy lady, and these understated colours are just her tones, and would fit in several rooms of her new home.
This block is a bit of an inside joke, since Marcia is a researcher in mathematics disabilities. She'll love this one.
I do really like these colours together, but they are so far away from the palette I normally prefer.
In fact, initially, I thought I would make these improv blocks with taupes, tans and grays, and that I would add in a very few splashes of colour, maybe a burnt orange or a purple, on a block or two.
I figured I'd make a few blocks and then see how they strike me - if they need me to make a couple of blocks with a bit of colour injection.
But at the moment, I'm thinking I should just leave additional colour out. Seems like there's enough going on with the different prints, and we may have a case of less being more.
I'm not even 100% sure these blocks work - I'll be back asking for more advice when it comes to sashing, so stay tuned.
What do you think? Colour needed, or carry on the way I've started?