Do you ever have days when you have nothing to say? You would think with no school for the last 2 days (and no school tomorrow) and being home alone the whole time, I would be Chatty Cathy. But nope.
You would also think I would have been sewing away. Nope, not today. I did clean and keep two fires going so the heater would kick off every once in awhile. I also shoveled part of the driveway so I could get out tomorrow. (Now I don't have to.)
I sat down Wednesday evening and tried to design a quilt in EQ using my Tree Time blocks. I thought about using pieced tree blocks in between the applique blocks. But after I sat down tonight and looked at it again, I decided it was much too busy.
I've seen a lot of quilts made lately with the Irish Chain in between so I though I would try that. But I didn't like the way the center block worked out. So I used a 16 square in the center and the outside middle blocks. I used a dark blue fabric as the main color and then played around with the randomize color. This is the color combination that really struck me. I think it's kind of a slate blue. Then I added some black and really like the way it framed the rest of the quilt.
So, what do you think? Too busy? Do these colors work with the blocks? (Slate blue and black are not in the blocks.) I'm not even sure I can find this fabric in this color.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!