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
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
I like your idea to continue on and add some appliqué!
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.
Love it! Chinese change indeed. These are calming colors; I need that right now. Thanks, Julierose
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ooh, I like your thinking. This will be a great background for applique.
You. Are. Brilliant!
Thanks, Kaja. Let's see if I actually carry through.
Thanks, Karen. Not sure that's true.
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