Friday, December 10, 2021

Smatterings of fabric and stuff

      Fabric, just love it. No matter how it comes in the door, no matter what size. Recently, a box came from Gwen, who has over the years boosted my ability to back comfort quilts.

     With the brown batiks jelly roll I received from Gwen, I bought a jelly roll of neutrals to go with it and now have to remember the pattern I was going to use for the two.
     I was trying to find another set of affordable two jelly rolls that I could make either another Upstairs, Downstairs quilt or another bargello, like the blue one. It is so hard online to tell if they will work. These are called Hidden Canyon, and they were under $20 ea. When I opened and laid them out, I don't think the gradations are sufficient- too many darks, dark mediums and then real lights. Hmm, now what do I do with set of 2?

Tried to layout for a bargello, B&W shows how there is no gradation despite the colors.

Tried to layout sets for Upstairs, Downstairs but not great gradation.


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Oh, dear - I see what you mean! What about Wanda's 16-patch - that might work - ;))

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I was just thinking the same thing, a 16 patch.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on the stash enhancement and best of luck on finding a pattern for those jelly rolls!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohhh Lots of love in that box for you!!!
Hmmmm - the Jelly rolls... They are pretty and I am sure you will find something - What about a 3 rail rail fence?

Kathy S. said...

That's a bummer. I seem to make my own jelly rolls these days with scraps that someone else threw away. I can't wait to see which pattern you decide. Sometimes I check out Bonnie Hunter's free pattern tab for fun if I don't have anything on my Pinterest board that floats my boat.

Holy cow! I didn't realize that your husband was quarantined. Praise God he is doing great. You are such an awesome caretaker. Now that is over, you deserve a big break. Maybe he owes you a fancy cup of coffee.

Mystic Quilter said...

I agree with Wanda and A Left-Handed Quilter that a 16 patch would fit the bill nicely, full of colour.