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.