Saturday, February 06, 2016

and as blue as the sky...

this week was an extra productive one- I finished all my twinkle stars for the RSC16 Column-Along. I don't normally enjoy samplers (too much twiddly cutting and sewing) but I thought that doing this one in the Kona solids would make it fun(ner) and also different from what everyone else is doing.
 
and can I just say: I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. how it's turning out!


the background is Kona coal. here are the rest of the colors I'm using for the blue/purple accents: denim, robin's egg, cloud, baby blue, deep blue, royal and a *mystery blue that I forgot to mark*, amethyst, crocus, bright periwinkle, thistle and mulberry.


in keeping with my classic first-born overachiever-ness tendencies, I'm making 2 of the Column-Alongs. one for me to keep, and one to donate. I'm thrilled with how these 2 rows turned out. (and it's a good reminder, too, of the importance of light, medium and darks in our blocks) I'm also super excited that this months block is much simpler. just sayin'...
 

10 comments:

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Beautiful! I can see why are you excited :)

gayle said...

Oh, those look great! And good for you for attempting two!
The colors really sing against that dark background. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilts!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your star blocks are terrific. The solids are perfect with the brown background. Keep up the good work!

katie z. said...

Your twinklers are beautiful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!!! Your solid Twinklers are WONDERFUL!!!

scraphappy said...

Love your stars in solids! Just beautiful -- both of them!

Nell's Quilts said...

The solids look so good in the twinklers.

Jennie in GA said...

Beautiful. Love how each block is so different. You are right...a study in the use of contrast.

Alison said...
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Ramona said...

Your blocks are awesome! I just love the solids. And using "coal" as the background makes the blues and purples really pop.

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