Friday, March 07, 2008

Lesson for Today - Thanks, Mary Ellen!

I'm still working on my Easy Peasy Scrappy Spools, started a week ago, and I'll post a photo hopefully Sunday evening. It's looking so darned comfy and nice. The next part is thinking of a good border - can't just have any ole border, you know! This one will definitely be hand quilted.

Lesson: This melon colored 12 inch block was made for a friend, but the color is just too, too, uhh uninspiring. And I DID put some white behind it hoping that trick might improve it, but NO, it did not. Do you remember Mary Ellen Hopkins (It's OK to Sit on My Quilt) saying, if you have large pieces, your fabric needs to have some oomph (or something to that effect). The blue one has 'oomph' and is much nicer (IMHO) than the melon.


9 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

It may not be oomphy, but the color is pretty! It looks sort of "mango" on my screen. Or "flamingo." Or maybe "passion fruit." Perhaps all it needs is an exciting name!

Erin said...

I agree with Lisa..the color is pretty on my screen too..I like the blue too..but the mango is pretty don't toss it out

dot said...

I like both blocks. Somethings a block without oomph is just what one needs. I have that book and just love it.

Libby said...

Oomph made all the difference *s*

Lindah said...

Both are nice, but the contrast is crisper on the blue. With the right accompanying fabrics/blocks/borders, etc., the orange one will be very soft and spring-ey. Kinda like those orange cream bars maybe?

Quilt Memories said...

I like the melon color just fine, not all blocks have to stand out, I think with some more blocks with different colors, they will all go together beautifully. Keep up the good work, it will all be beautiful. J

julieQ said...

I like both blocks!! Such pretty patchwork, you do a great job.

paula, the quilter said...

I agree with you and Mary Ellen. BTW, I just love that little mite and her enthusiastic approach to quilting.

Kim said...

I wonder if quilting up the light fabric that you have behind the melon wouldn't pop that melon right out for you? I like the melon. The blue certainly does have presence. I do love the charm of a blue quilt. I am not acquainted with Mary Ellen. I think I may be missing out on something.