Monday, May 11, 2015

Scrappy and growing Strip and Slash


It's growing - this is my "Design Floor"  This project is a bit over half way lengthwise, and the width is done.  I LOVE how the small pieces, despite the colors used  just blend into each other, especially when one uses small pieces.  There is a seafoam green that pops, and the gold also stands out.  My dark colors are browns, greens, purples, eggplant (maroon) a few checks, a few polka dots, only a bit of blues but no reds.  On the light side, a LOT of plain pastels, pale turquoise, pinks, a few soft oranges and yellows.   I didn't purchase anything for this quilt.   Despite the word "Scrappy", which I ALWAYS make, I do plan my colors and values to some degree, but I am not fussy.  That's me, "not fussy Elaine Adair." 

This is a Strip and Slash, by Jackie Robinson, and as I've previously noted, the entire project is a "method".  I LOVE her pressing plans that ensured the blocks would fit together.  When completed, and putting blocks into rows, it's not possible to have them all pressed perfectly because the options are many.  The pieces are very small -- each block is only 3.75 inches and I have close to 300 ?? HST blocks.

Here are some Quilt Pro options.  I liked the first one, but thought I'd go crazy trying to follow it and the design would be lost on this small quilt.  Second one has several possibilities, but I chose the third (below) because from far away it looks like squares on point, but when close up, the viewer will be drawn closer to see they are all very small pieces that create the illusion, and also because stars appear. 

I'll probably add a border or two.


7 comments:

Janet O. said...

I like the option you have chosen. What a beautiful scrap creation. "Controlled Scrappy", that is often how I roll. : )

Mama Joan said...

Did you see the layouts of my HST shirt blocks? Nearly identical ideas. I have the one you show your actual blocks in on my design wall right now. Frightening how much alike we have been thinking.

Chantal said...

Love your design options. I would be willing to try option 1. It looks so cool. In option #3, I keep seeing stars but I also see the blocks on points... and then, the stars come back lol. Looks very nice.

Ruth said...

Yes, I like the 3rd one best also. The blocks are looking great!

Vic in NH said...

Oh the third choice is definitely the very best! But NO reds? Eeek! When in doubt, add red! Nevermind, you have a good plan and the blocks look beautiful!

Jeanne said...

I absolutely love this! Will be watching to see it grow.

Tanya said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. You make the prettiest quilts. I have so many scraps! I will check out the method.