|Trips Around the Blocks|
|Trips Around the Block|
I invented five rules for this quilt.
- Use darkish blues and greens for the main Xs.
- Use more lights.
- Include 60 degree angles on the border.
- Make the border lighter in value.
- The Xs are the darkest values in the quilt.
What happened? I was 'Seduced by the Dark Side.' I used four black patches in one block. That was all. Then I thought they looked lonesome. The plan flew out the window. I still like the occasional black near the center of the Trips but don't like it competing with the blues near the Xs. I wish I'd consistently used lights on each side of the X because it has a more delicate feel.
|Trips Around the Block - Detail|
|Trips Around the Block - detail of corner|
|Trips Around the Block - back view|
Trips Around the Block
Working on the Border
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Enjoy the day,