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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Finally Adding Pink




 
It's been so much fun finally getting to add the pink and get a glimpse what this quilt is going to look like.  My first thought was - it's a lot of pink!!  I've heard other people say that about the green (which is my pink).
This picture shows the corner unit, the setting triangle side unit and one of the blocks.  These blocks finish at 15" which is huge!
I'm using a dark grey for my third color - it's Bonnie's purple.  The center of this block should be the same color as the little squares and the flying geese - which would be the dark grey.  I didn't take a picture of it, but it looked too bold and contrived.
I'm trying out a lighter grey print that I haven't used anywhere in the quilt, and I'm thinking of doing every block  the same.                       Any thoughts?
I've been cutting all afternoon and thought I was done with the pink, but then I realized I didn't have the blocks cut for Block B - I need 54 more.  I am making my quilt 3 by 4 instead of 4 by 4 which will be big enough for me.  I may need to add something on the sides, but that's a ways off.  The only unit I have left is the red square with the grey wings.  So it's back to the cutting table for me.
Until next time,
Karen

9 comments:

regan said...

I really like that lighter grey in the center square instead of the dark grey. I think it calms the block better. Or, perhaps, the red?

Terry said...

It looks great with the pink! :0)

Debra said...

I really like your colours. The grey in the centre does look good but have you tried the red? Just wondered what that would look like.

QuiltSue said...

I love your colours and think the lighter grey addition really makes a difference.

Kathie said...

I love that last block , the lighter grey works better with the pinks in mho :)
going to be pretty
love all the black and white prints.
kathie

Ruth said...

Yes, I definitely like the grey print in the center and think it would look great in all the blocks. Thanks so much for meeting me for lunch! It was such fun and we sure didn't run out of things to talk about, did we? Thanks for the mug rug, which I'm using as a mouse pad right now. Works great!

Karen said...

I have been reading that grey is going to be very popular for a while. I hope more grey fabrics become available. I used to have a good supply in stash but not very much now.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Great colors you picked!

I've drug my feet on this one, I'm trying to finish up some other projects. I think I have ENOUGH quilt tops
by now!

We'll be cheering you on Karen!

Janan said...

I really, really, like the pink in this quilt. It looks great. I think you have made the correct choice by choosing the lighter gray in the center of the block. It just pulls it all together!