Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, January 31, 2014

Decisions, decisions on strip blocks

It's grey and rainy, so I decided to get a color shot by putting together the blocks I made last year for our monthly STITCH challenge, even though I didn't get blocks made for every month. The blue block in the top right of the second photo didn't seem to fit, so I made another one. (First photo, right side, second from top.) 

Then I tried a few different arrangements. A digital camera sure helps to compare! After very little pondering I decided to go with the layout in the first photo, which was the third layout I tried.

The fourth photo shows the first arrangement I tried, which I sort of like but decided to go with a more orderly setting that forms five diamonds ... although, now that I'm reviewing this post, I'm going back and forth between the first and last photos. Any opinions?

Here is how it looked outside this morning, which is why I needed to not dither and just jump into the color. I found the fun rain boot vase at Rite Aid yesterday half off and filled it with flowers brought over earlier in the week by a neighbor and her little great-granddaughters and a granddaughter. They come every Tuesday to visit Bunners and swing on the porch swing. They always brighten my day!

I've linked up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday in case you want to see what other fiber artists have done this week:

Have a colorful day


ellen gets crafty said...

Any of your block placements will bring color and smiles to a gloomy day - beautiful quilt!!!

sonja said...

they are all yummy ,almost like a tall cool lemon limey drink on a sunny day..... the last one is the most restful one to me.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I like all of your options here and look forward to seeing what you do!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Your colors really do brighten up the day! And I love the rain boot... another color boost along with those beautiful blossoms!

Jane Jennings said...

Your colors are wonderful! I can see that you need to liven up your life because the outdoors is really drab right now.
Thanks for sharing your work with everyone. Its beautiful.

Norma Schlager said...

Great colors! I like the first one best.

Heather P said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful blocks. I like the first one, too.

Hilary Florence said...

Great thing about digital cameras is that you can have a record of all the placement possibilities. I'm glad I don't have to make the choice but look forward to seeing what you do. You are the first blog I have seen from the US where it isn't freezing. I'm in south England and it is just wet, wet, wet and more rain coming.
Hilary Florence