Saturday, May 13, 2017

Slashed

Just one photo today:


This is my start on the next AHIQ challenge for an improv, two block quilt. I've always wanted to make some of these simple slashed blocks, so I decided this was the right time!

I also have 3 or 4 metres of solid Kona cotton in steel grey that I want to use up, so that was my other starting point for this quilt. I rarely regret buying fabric, but that steel grey was not a good purchase. The centre top and centre bottom blocks are the solid Kona steel.

My plan is for an extremely modern and minimal quilt, with a lot of grey. I didn't think the solid steel would be enough for the whole top, so I added some grey textured prints. Do you see how only two of the nine blocks ended up in the solid? Yes, I am not doing a very good job of getting rid of it. But, I am very excited about the tone on tone possibilities of the different greys!

I think that'll be next.

11 comments:

  1. I'm not a lover of grey fabric (or grey in general, really) but I love what grey does for other colors. Though your greens are narrow they stand out beautifully against the greys. I'm looking forward to your alternate block choice, Monica.

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  2. looking good our MQG have made lots of these to be made into quilts for the family of Jo Cox the MP that was murdered here last year

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  3. I like grey. I find it restful (I've had grey rooms several times and always loved them) and, as Nancy notes, it's a great foil for other colours, like these lovely greens.

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  4. You've got me nervous with your observation about my attraction to grey colour schemes! I'm interested to see how these work when not on the green cutting mat!

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    1. I think the camera exaggerates the contrast between the greys. Usually the green mat is a good neutral base. I'm going to have to give some thought to how I photograph this one!

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  5. I like the gray, but really prefer the textured pieces. Well, you used up two squares of the solid! :0)

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  6. You can always use that grey on the back.
    I'm so glad you have a plan for a two-block quilt. This will be fun.

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  7. The grey is certainly making the coloured solids pop!, I like this effect. I'm interested to see which other block you'll be using in this challenge. You're ahead of me, I need to get down to some serious planning!

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  8. These blocks look great! I look forward to seeing your next step. Good for you to try something really new after thinking about it for so long!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! Yes, there are so many different things to try in quilting, aren't there? I hope to post the next block soon. :D

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