Freehand Piecing – Arcs continued

So, today I put up a few of the blocks I have done so far, just to see how the whole thing is coming along, and given that among the approx 250 or so I reckon I’ll need, I am satisfied that the colours so far are going to be lovely – DD wants a lot of jungle prints included and so they shall be, some appear already in this selection.

Once I get more prints I might do something with lights and darks in groups of 4 but that remains to be seen. And, I might not settle on this block arrangement -tomorrow I will arranged them with the arcs all readiating out in the same direction and see how that looks. After all, there is time to fiddle a bit.

In colour schemes there should always be a value of yellow, not necessarily much, and lots of colours can do the job of yellow – in this case there is a beautiful citrus colour which will be scattered throughout the quilt – plenty of it showing hanging and in the blocks on the wall – there’s also a much more subdued mustard colour, and several other golds and mustards will appear at times, I just haven’t got round to them yet. ‘Yellow’ is relative, and it can be a colour from greeny yellows to orangey and browny yellows and greyed values of those colours, too. If you are auditioning colours for a quilt, take out anything with yellow in the print or any fabric that reads as yellow, and you will see the difference.

These blocks have been trimmed to 6 1/2 inch squares.

2 Responses to “Freehand Piecing – Arcs continued”

  1. The Idaho Beauty says:

    I’m liking this already…

  2. Miriam says:

    interesting idea, about the yellow. i love yellows and do put them in almost everything, but never really thought about it. thanks for the tip and enjoy your vacation!

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