July 5, 2010

I've Almost Decided...

I've been making quilt blocks to preview the design for my next quilt. This one will be for our master bedroom, so I was making the blocks so Handsome could visualize the fabric and color combinations I had in mind, and to see which one(s) he liked the most. Remember, I started our master bedroom redecorating project last spring? (I can't believe it was over a year ago already!) I haven't forgotten about it. I just got sidetracked for a little long while. Time to make the quilt and get this project on my "Got Done" list!

We both really liked the green combination on the top of this stack until we took it and held it up to the drapes I purchased. The greens don't work together, so even though I love this fabric and its colors, that will have to be a project for another day, and for a different room in the house...not the master.
I finally came up with the winning combination, with one change after Handsome previewed it. I assumed that he'd like the gold paisley fabric as the main fabric. What surprised me is that he likes the leaf-patterned fabric as the featured fabric for the largest squares. So what appears here
as gold will instead be green leaves, and the gold will move to where the green leaves appear. I think it's going to fit in perfectly with the color of our drapes, and that buttery yellow/gold that I painted the room last fall.

I'll make up a preview square to show you the leafy large blocks with green fabric strips, but I may also try out changing the green strips to the gold paisley to see if that looks better. I'll be living with this quilt every day, so it's important I'm happy with the color placement when I'm all finished. Better to make the preview blocks and know for sure, than to do the whole quilt and wish I'd changed things around when it's all done.

What do you think? I really like the pattern for the blocks, too. It was a suggestion from Kathy at Sandy's Quilt Shop in Harbor Heights. Kathy is the owner, but the shop is named in memory of her sister, Sandy, who passed away before the shop opened. It's a sweet tribute to her sister.

I think this is going to be another fun quilt to make and can't wait to show you my progress. By the way, don't be expecting this one to be finished in a week. It's a king size quilt and will take a little longer for me to piece. I promise I'll show you my progress as I make the blocks and assemble this quilt.

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DeeDee said...

I bet is not much longer than a week...hehehe! I love the color combo you chose also...cannot wait to see it all done...have fun

fireythreads said...

love reading your blog and seeing what you create it is inspiring thanks so much for sharing with us all

Michelle May said...

Hi Donna!
I think the green leaves as the focus fabric will be beautiful and make the bed look like a focal point against your soft wall color. It's going to be stunning! I haven't made a king quilt in a while. In fact...I need to finish my best friends quilt I started 5 years ago! Yikes!
Have a fun sewing day!

MosaicMagpie said...

That's what sets your work off from mine, you critically look and think about the end result. I would have bought the fabric, cut it out and put it together without considering the different layouts. Impetuous, is what my FIL calls me.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You are a good influence on me as a good example in patience and thinking something through.

Joan said...

You are talented, talented, talented!

Marydon said...

Yummy peaceful fabrics, Donna ... it will be breathtakingly beautiful.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The color combo is amazing! This is going to be one gorgeous quilt! Theresa

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Donna!

Always good to hear from you! Thanks for stopping in tonight!

Oh, your quilt will be absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait to see it completed!

Have a wonderful evening, my friend!


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