Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stacked Coin Quilt - Part 1

I bought some of Northcott's new Stonehenge fabric on the weekend to make a stacked coin quilt. I spent a bunch of time sorting the fabric to try and get a nice gradation from dark to light and back between the various colours that this series comes in. But until the pieces actually get sewn together you really don't know what they are going to look like together.

Now that I see them sewn together I don't like how I have a few of the blues grouped, as well as there is that greenish one beside the motley orange one where both look out of place. Then there is one grey fabric that has a large variation from light to dark within itself that depending on which fabric you are looking at in relation to it, it may or may not work (11th strip from the top). Also the photo didn't capture all of the colours quite right so it's hard to tell from this picture what is truly off.

So now I have to decide whether I take the seam ripper to the places where I want to switch things out or leave this one the way it is. I have enough fabric to make a second set of strips and that just might be the way to go. I'm all for making life easier. I would still make this up as a quilt and I'm sure it would find a good home as well as the intended one.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

When I first saw your stack, I thought wow what a great stack. I can see what you're talking about with the blue once you mentioned it. Your fabrics are amazing! Reguardless you picked well.