Feeling Brave-ish!

Thanks for all the helpful comments, I decided to take your advice and try and be a bit braver with my colours, adding the lime green contrast in particular!

I made another three blocks which incorporated both the green and the spotty purple and I cut a few more long blocks, then I took everything off the design wall and started afresh…

I tackled it in a different way this time. Last time I started at the top and worked my way down. This time I arranged them in block order, all the triangles first, then the big rectangles, the squares, next came the pieced squares and finally I filled in with the long, thin blocks. It did seem to come together better that way.

I have a vague hope that it might come together OK now…

Tula Pink Quilt

I’ll sleep on it and see how it looks in the morning. If anything screams out at you, please let me know!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Feeling Brave-ish!

  1. kathysnest32 says:

    Good luck. Kathleen Mary

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  2. koko3749 says:

    I tried to comment earlier, but it didn’t make it. My thought was to add the lime greens in the blocks so there would some “pop” of colors. Before the greens were added, the blocks all had the same color value. I think this is much better! Good luck!

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  3. katechiconi says:

    That’s better! I’d only suggest that you swap out a couple of those darker blocks at the bottom for lighter ones from the top, as the impression is that it’s much darker at the lower edge – which could be just the photo, of course. I think you’ve got it almost right now!

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  4. Jane says:

    Well done, lime green adds zing and looks great.
    Like above, lighter bottom row and you’ve got a winner 👍🏼

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  5. thecraftingsenior says:

    I didn’t comment on the colors. What I must say is that your work is so beautiful. You are also so talented. 😊

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  6. roseann72 says:

    I am not a quilter. I looked up this fabric, it is fantastic. I really liked the inspiration quilt on the site. They “highlighted” the animals in their own sections with the solids, stripes, dots around them. I love those animals. And the colors. I agree with the other comments the bottom is darker, but I think that is because you have more of the solids up higher. That turquoise-ish color helps to break up the “busyness of the prints. Your overall color choices are great. Good luck with this. I like it so far, and I so admire everything you do. You are an inspiration to me.

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  7. anne54 says:

    The spotty fabrics really help to make it pop! Might we see lime green sneak into some of the quilts you keep for yourself?!

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  8. Wonderful – I love all those colours and it’s going to be a stunning quilt that someone will really treasure.

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  9. tialys says:

    So much better. Incredible how the addition of one colour lifts the whole thing.

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