Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wow, Millar!

This was gifted to my daughter. I named it Wow, Millar! I am so proud of her. She loves the color green and Hawaii. This says both to me.

 Scrap quilts look, well scrappy, but successful ones require a lot of thought. At first blush this looks like a simple sewing of vertical columns. (Is that redundant?) But in reality, it's a case of "design it horizontally but sew it vertically."

I did not want the quilt to look stripey. By that I mean, one color of the same value placed all the way across the same row. I preferred a blending of the colors and values throughout the quilt to achieve movement. In this case, the darks drew my eye and so they were placed across the body of the quilt. I cut a lot of parts and then built 6-8 rows, sewed and then repeated.

It was a good exercise and fun too!
She loves it.

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