I have told you about my one to one swap with my friend Val in Canada, haven’t I ?
We make 2 blocks, sends one and keep one, so we both end up with a mix of self done and received blocks.
These were the first colour scheme we swapped, autumn colors, which was definitively more up her colour alley than mine.
I don’t like orange / rust very much
anymore, so I have been thinking long and hard about what to do with these blocks – in fact, I have been thinking for years, sort of, or maybe not thinking that hard……. ;-)
Anyway – these blocks have resided in my DJ BOB, box of blocks, for a very long time, but last week I found a lovely fabric to set them with.
It is a good trick of the trade to give overwhelming colours a little extra space. It calms them down visually.
The small red dots on the setting fabric also calm down the more busy orange / rust.
I thought I had to go border shopping, but I see I don’t have to. I have just bought this lovely Judie Rothermel fabric, and when auditioning it for a possible brown(ish) border, I find it is absolutely perfect!
I have also decided on the mauve quilting thread.
We call mauve vintage pink around here, and I think it will also contribute to calming down the more busy colours.
Yes, I have decided on using an over all design for hand quilting :-)
Looking forward to many hours of hand quilting in the early mornings or in evenings when my family watch TV in the room I call sewing room and they call living room – hehehe
I am not a fast hand quilter, but I enjoy the process, and that is what matters!