Saturday, February 10, 2018

Another Attempt to Use the Strips

The previous quilt top for my Chinese Coin demonstration sorted the columns by color regardless of value so I thought it would be helpful to sort this one by value, regardless of color. The plan was to have 1) very light value yellow and white columns, 2) medium to light value green and blue columns, and 3) dark value green and blue columns.

First step was to sew all the mediums. I was determined to finish these off so you can see I ran out of  a coins in the middle. I could cut more strips or sew two narrower columns together to get the wider column.

Chinese Coin quilt with double column bottom middle

Another idea is to add in a strip of contrast. And move the green column to the far right.

Using a sashing strip to fill a short column section on Chinese Coin quilt

I thought it still needed the light and dark value columns until I realized this is a great background to applique on. Hmm. Change of plans. I've been wanting to add applique to a Coin quilt. This will be Chinese Coins VIII...

Enjoy the day, Ann

12 comments:

  1. You certainly have a lot of Chinese "change" in your fabric pockets...lol I like these medium values one the best so far...very calming...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Love it! Chinese change indeed. These are calming colors; I need that right now. Thanks, Julierose

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  2. I like your idea to continue on and add some appliqué!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. When it comes time to work on quilts I often forget about applique. Everyone else's is so lovely. This time I noticed early enough to try it myself.

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  3. That would be a great background to applique on! This reminds me a bit of when I made a quilt for the Akron Art Prize four years ago. I made sections of similar colored fabric to represent the jungle, sand, water, and sky. I appliqued a pair of pants onto the quilt thus the name of the quilt was Jimmy's Pants as they were a pair of Jimmy Buffet's pants. No I did not steal Jimmy's pants! They were in a box of fabric the wardrobe lady gifted to me. I will email you a picture of the quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. It does look like a good applique background, especially after I saw your photo. Your blog post on August 19, 2004, is adorable. What fun. I still think you snatched them off him... while you were both eating cheeseburgers. Wink.

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  4. You know, I used to think how crazy it was to make a whole quilt,then cover it up with some applique. I couldn't figure it. But lately I have been thinking in this vein. Using up some scraps in some cohesive colors and do some applique. Interesting how a thing can germinate in group think. I will be interested in seeing what you do. Looking good so far.

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    1. Yes. I always like to see how people can start with the same idea and develop it quite differently. This will be fun for us.

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  5. Ooh, I like your thinking. This will be a great background for applique.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. Let's see if I actually carry through.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Not sure that's true.

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