Thursday, May 07, 2009

Blues

My stash has turquoise and aqua, but very few true blues. Just not my color, I guess.
I pulled what I had and then when to my LQS, which had a blues sale in April. I was going to use reds for wonky strip piecing for a quilt background, but with all the red in my family room, I think it would be too much to hang a mostly-red quilt there. Right now I'm waiting to see how blue the color sheet in the washer will be when the load is done.
And I finished this! Tonya, it will be in the mail today or tomorrow! What I learned from this:
1) You do loosen up as you make letters. I made these in spelling order, and the i is definitely my favorite.
2) When piecing wonky piano keys, do it on a foundation. (Some of us learn the hard way.)
3) When the fabric has a wonky design, like these chilies, the piecing can still be fairly straight and it will look wonkier than it is.

10 comments:

w3webcaster said...
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Brenda said...

Very fun name and thanks for the tips. I like your collection of blues. What sort of washer sheet do you use to catch the dye?

Valerie said...

i love it!! turned out really well.

Magpie Sue said...

Your name 'block' turned out great!

em's scrapbag said...

It is looking great. I appreciate the tips that you learned. I really want to do something with letters.

YankeeQuilter said...

I haven't had too many problems with blues...love the name block!

Libby said...

No blues?? That's the one color I'm usually drowning in, although it's somewhat to my chagrin. Love the Cheri block! The chile fabric makes it so fun.

Clare said...

Funnily enough, red is my disaster colour. Blue is fine.

Love the chili fabric and great name block.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

whee, fun blues. that's a color I almost have too much of. the name block turned out great!

belinda said...

Well...I think your name is a real 'cutie patootie'!!!
I also picked up some blues the other day at the LQS...I had mostly lighter blues and no many darker tones....BUT I DO NOW!!!