A few weeks ago QS captured some wonderful images of milkweed in her yard: a pod bursting with seeds...
|Milkweed seeds with fluff|
and blowing in the wind.
|Milkweed seeds ready to float away|
|Beaded Christmas Stocking in progress|
Several of the vintage fabric Chinese Coins are sewed into pairs and on the design wall. [For a nanosecond I considered making it completely random, without any layout. Fortunately I returned to my senses.] The fabrics are mostly blue, white, cream, and black although the two curtain cutoffs were cream with light green or red pinstripe plaid. I envision this quilt as quiet and old-fashioned but... it's just too quiet.
I found one purple polka dot remnant from my sister's apron which inspired me to add a few more purples.
Still too quiet.
It got a bit better when I added a few greens but...
What about a bit of red?
|Laying out pairs of |
Chinese Coins into a quilt top
Enjoy the day, Ann
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I like the fact that you are really looking at the coins in terms of color brightness. When I did my low key batik blocks I added one little piece of bright orange-yellow in each row and everyone loved those. Those little touches of red you're adding are good. I find orange and lime green, even turquoise pack a punch. Keep up the good work!
I don't think I've ever made a one-color quilt. It surprised me that this top was so close to that. Adding one color at a time is a completely different way to work for me. Usually I pull fabrics I like and add things to make them go together. I looked at your top with the orange strips and see it works with color similarly: a background color wash or single color then small bits of bright color to pop. Thanks. I hadn't considered this aspect.
Your beaded butterfly is great, super Christmas stocking, I love it!
Thanks, Janie. You are a better beader than I so that means a lot.
I'm sorry to hear this is the last one for a while, but I know my participation has been very sporadic. Too many choices! Love the milkweed photos, though. :D
Love the snowman on this one--he looks so laid back lol all your stockings are beautiful thanks for the links..hugs, julierose
I'm delighted you like this one, Julie Rose. It's one of my favorites, too.
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