Thursday, April 16, 2015

Harmony











It was a case of less is more. With Miss O's eye for colour and design we removed five colours of the solid coloured hourglass blocks - two shades of pink, a deep teal, light blue and dandelion yellow. Each of these eliminated colours worked well with at least one of the prints from Sarah Watson's Biology collection, however when they were all placed together we had a rabble, not a harmonious swarm! Thankfully I had made extra blocks, leaving enough for a nice sized quilt as well as some lovely bright solid blocks for a future project.

All the blocks have been sewn into their rows and pressed with seams in alternate directions to nest together better. The rows of blocks waiting to be sewn together now look like shingles on a roof or perhaps like the minute overlapping scales on a butterfly's wing.


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.

12 comments:

Cathy said...

This is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finish.

Mary said...

Very interesting butterfly fabric. It looks gorgeous, but I must admit I wouldn't have dared using such a fabric. I'm so glad you did, it's perfect!!

Preeti said...

Harmony, indeed! The collection plays so well together with the solids you've chosen.

geanina said...

Gorgeous work! ;)

eileeninmd said...

It looks gorgeous, I love the butterfly fabric! Have a happy weekend!

Michelle said...

Your colors work so well together. You really have a great talent for it.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

What a beautiful duo of fabric and block pattern. The butterfly print is complemented by the hourglass blocks so well. The hourglasses look like butterfly wings to me, flitting across a field composed of the background black/white line print of butterflies.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

So lovely!It's great when everything gels like this... fabric, pattern, even the rows of blocks waiting to be sewn..all say 'butterfly'!

Marie C said...

Love your choices...the quilt is going to be stunning.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Wow, Karen, what a lot of work. But it has become gorgeous. I admire your work. It must be fantastic to gather all the fabrics and to choose the colors. Have a nice week. Greetings, Joke

Tony said...

Preciosos colores y buenas tomas.

Lisa Gordon said...

This looks wonderful, Karen!

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