Saturday, August 19, 2017

Neutral?

Last night I said to myself, "Omigosh, tomorrow is Saturday already!" Saturday is the RSC link up, and I have done very little sewing for two weeks now. But today I managed to shift into gear and make a start on my neutral string units for Rose Boll.


Although, "neutral" seems like the wrong term for all my rosey florals!


A few of these fabrics have been in my stash since the 90s. And of course, I did buy a few more too.


My first thought was to keep these strings very light. But, the alternate sawtooth blocks are quite stark and high contrast. So, I decided to put in the darker pink and gold strings to balance the final quilt a little better.
I am getting keen to see how it will look all together!

This is 14 done, and 50 needed, so there is still a lot to do. But, it feels like good progress.

Click here to see all the other variations on neutral at RSC today!

24 comments:

  1. Oh, those are such beautiful rose fabrics. I have a small collection that I'm trying to decide how to use. None of them are cut into so I know I'll not use strings but gosh, these are so appealing!

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  2. All of those pretty light florals will be a great counter balance to the darker sawtooth blocks. (I recognize a number from my early stash as well:)

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    1. Thank you! I am getting very interested to see how it will all fit together. I may go a little darker with the next set of string units. We'll see!

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  3. Those are beautiful string blocks! I love the florals in them. I'm interested to see what's going to happen with them and the other blocks you're making for this quilt!

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  4. Your lovely String block definitely read LIGHT NEUTRAL to me. Perfect for the RSC!!

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  5. I do love your idea of 'neutrals' for these string blocks. Perfectly lovely!

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  6. The blocks are so gorgeous!! Now I want to add a rosey project to my make list!

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  7. The darker strips really add the right touch and it is so lovely. I rhink it's the best neutral I've seen so far. Keep up the good work!

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  8. Oh My! Your wonderful string blocks are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  9. these blocks have such a delicate look to them lovely not done my block yet maybe today is the day I do it

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  10. They look so sweet and pretty!
    :o)

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  11. I love string piecing and your rosy neutrals are looking good!

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  12. Beautiful! I'd like a quilt entirely made of these fabrics.

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  13. These are beautiful, it's going to be one gorgeous quilt.

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  14. Nice fabrics Monica, lovely soft colour. Looking forward to seeing progress on this.

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  15. Neutral is in the eye of the quilter. Love your newest blocks.

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  16. I like these a lot - and neutral is relative (dependent on what surrounds it).

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  17. Beautiful string blocks! Have fun doing them!

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  18. Love these neutrals with a hint of pink. And want to make Cotton Boll every time you mention it. Must. Sew. Faster.

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  19. I like the depth the gold and darker pink strips add to the string blocks. I look forward to seeing these with your "stark" blocks. Isn't it interesting when you use a fabric that has long been a resident in your stash? Sometimes, it is like a favorite neighbor moved! :)

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I'm hoping now that it will all blend together well. It's going to be pretty flowery!

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  20. I was not prepared to absolutely love these. Look forward to seeing where you go from here.

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    1. Well, it doesn't hurt to be surprised once in a while! Thanks, Robby!

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  21. I love these pretty string blocks, the darker pinks are perfect. I checked back to see your other 'sawtooth' blocks, this is going to look great all together!

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