Tuesday, September 12, 2017

spicing things up!

I have 13 blocks left to piece for my biased quilt,  but I was feeling a little burnt out making those blocks, so I switched gears and pulled out my moody quilt instead. Variety is one good reason to have so many WIPs! Ha!
Anyway, I like this quilt and where it is headed, but I couldn't help but feel like it needed.....something.
I auditioned some black and white polka dots, which are nice, but not quite what I was looking for. (I'm completely shocked that polka dots weren't the answer! They almost always are!!)
My friend brianne suggested adding in a bit of mustard....and that was the ticket! The mustard really wakes things up! It's funny to me, because this is the second moody quilt that started out subdued and got a little spicy. You can see the first one in progress here, and the finished quilt here. (That happens to be one of my favorite quilts that I've ever made!)

Maybe my next attempt will be just plain moody? I guess we will see!

This pattern is an enlarged version of the chain of diamonds quilt from my book No Scrap Left Behind. The background fabric is Kona Shadow and the scraps are various weights and substrates. (Linen, denim, chambray, etc.) The background squares are cut at 4 1/2" so the individual blocks will finish at 4". I'm excited to see it transformed into a quilt top. Hopefully soon!

15 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

I love the addition of the mustard!!! Brilliant!!!

the momma said...

love it!Bbefore I got to the picture where you'd added the mustard, I was already thinking - some yellow would be perfect for this!! great minds and all... ;-)

happy quilting ~ Tracy

Frog Quilter said...

Red would have spiced it up too.

Suzanne said...

If you go with the mustard, add a few blocks with red (or ketchup) then my choice with be some bright green relish. ;)

Quilteuse Forever said...

I would also add some other spices such as red pepper and wasabi!
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Gretchen Weaver said...

Is the yellow fabric polka dot? That would be the perfect combination. The yellow does wake it up and not so moody.

Allison said...

I like the mustard. Looks like strings of gems with the mustard ones catching the light and twinkling!

marebear said...

Mustard is my favorite go to color.

Jannette said...

That pop of mustard is perfect - like the sun peeking out from behind the clouds on a stormy day!

Bernie Kringel said...

Yep -- the yellow was perfect. Looks so good with that pop of bright.

RJFoster said...

I liked the polka dots. They are like little pieces of night sky.

Aliceart said...

I always love the unexpected.

Paige said...

You can never go wrong with mustard! Nice addition!

Tracie said...

I love the little pops of mustard! Last week I shared my blue and white quilt, and though I liked it, I do like more color.

Sandy said...

The pops of mustard totally make this quilt! Love the Mustard Mishap, too. I think you're on to something here!