So here are the next 3 squares in that project.
Having shown you this motif recently - Getting to the Point - in one of my FMQ Cameos, I realised that I had never used it in a quilt. Time to remedy that! I love the colour of this square. Colours are very deceptive on line and seen differently on every computer according to the colour card. This is somewhere between aqua marine and the softest of charcoal. It is very delicate and restful.
I thought I would ring the changes a bit and this week I have used a bobbin to give an idea of scale.
Quite gentle curves or 'bends' in this square are married to the brightest colour in the piece - Magenta. In truth, it is slightly dulled. This is a trick I use when I want to mix many colours from 3 or 4 dyes and I want all the colours to blend. I make a mix of my pure or starting dyes and then add a small spoon to each colour - so that every colour has just a little bit of every other colour in it. This 'Magenta' therefore has a smidgen of turquoise, slate blue and charcoal in it.
(By the way, I wouldn't recommend this with turquoise or yellow lemon, both of which change colour quite drastically with just a drop of something else in them)
This is motif I use a lot - but I still haven't got a name for it. I'm thinking something along the lines of All boxed in.
And here is the turquoise square - minus all the other colours! This design is fun to do. It takes 3 goes, the central line of circles first, then back on putting in one side and down again putting in the other. This is also one of those fantastic flexible designs that looks good big or small and goes around bends like a dream. It reminds me a bit of planets and their orbits, so I've called it 'The Centre of my World'
When I was quilting Going to Pieces, it took me a while to get use to quilting strips two and a half inches wide - much wider than I normally do. Well, here I am going to the other extreme!
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