Friday, November 20, 2020

The trees are coming branch by branch

      I completed 4 trees out of 12 and laid out the other 2 light green ones. I cut all the white background pieces. I used a variety of white on whites (WOW) for the backgrounds. I really like them. I strove for a variety and sparkle. I tried to combine a variety in scale and pattern. I had no light green strips in the jelly roll pack, so I had to raid the regular light greens stash for some. Some people would say that the white with gold scrolls or stars are too light to use. I think it adds some sparkle to the busy strips.


     A Note to Non-comment reply blog comments: I can't send you a response. I am thankful a number of you commented on my last post. I do not have anything against precuts- I am always a sucker for Kaffe jelly rolls and neutral fat quarters. I don't believe, however, that often a company gives a good range of values, contrasts, and colors often in its packs. I have no trouble substituting or changing fabrics. Just sticking with one collection does not mean your quilt will be the best it can be in color and interest.

5 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your trees are lovely! You have a wonderful variety of fabrics in them - ;))

Gene Black said...

I agree that often precuts do not always have a good ratio of values (lights, mediums and darks.) For a while, every one I got needed some darks added.

Debbie said...

I like the unexpected sparkle! Oh boy, opinions always open a can of worms....sorry to expound and give you more problems.

Pat McDonald said...

Love the trees..

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Beautiful Trees!!