Monday, March 23, 2009

Should be quilting but

I'm still making boxed squares and playing with this design -- I didn't really plan much more than I wanted green/black/white. I liked Teri's suggestion to add red to one center square but decided it needed several red centers and then decided it even needed 3 red squares.

Also, I decided that I should alternate the black and greens with the whites to keep it from being too dark. SO... for now, this is my plan -- we'll see how it plays out in fabric as I continue to make squares.


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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

That will be a gorgeous quilt!
I really like how you are lightening it with more white and the red really adds a wonderful dash.
Sue L

Diana said...

I love it!

Karen said...

As they would say on Facebook, Karen likes this.

Nancy said...

Excellent use of color and placement. It is really stunning.

shellysquilts said...

Luv it! The red really adds a pop. Well done!

Librarynan said...

The reds really make it jazzy! Nice design, Mary.

BrendaLou said...

I really like it!

mkhquilts said...

OOOhhh! that is very striking and the red adds just the right zing to it! really wonderful Mary.
Mary H

Kucki68 said...

I love the added red squares, but am not sure how "manly" they are. Did you ask your son? Some guys (like my brother) are v e r y conservative with colors.

rosewillow.org said...

Oooohhh.....Stunning! I love the updates.

The Calico Cat said...

I like the addition of red... (But I liked the "Dark" version too...) The dark seemed very masculine & classy... I thought that it could live in a nice living room...

mamaspark said...

I like the changes. Especially the red. Can't wait to see it develop.

Anonymous said...

Loving the red touches ... I don't think it detacts from the "manliness" of the quilt ... makes it more interesting. Good job!

Flatlander (Linda)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's perfect.

Elaine Adair said...

Adding the reds gave it a lot more life! Good job, great inspiration (for me!). 8-)

(trying not to blow away here in western Nebraska ...)

Darcie said...

LOVE IT!!! Thumbs up. ;-)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the colors and the layout Mary. What size strips are you using?

Hedgehog said...

Really like the way the red pops!

jan said...

WOW, just a little red and this has made such a difference, mind you I liked it before. jan in uk :-)

bingo~bonnie said...

the red gives it just what it needs - and I agree with adding 3 boxes that are red. :)

Your EQ pic looks great and I'm sure the actuall quilt will look even better.

Love from Texas!
Bonnie

Joyce said...

The red really livens the whole thing up. It's going to be gorgeous.

heather fish said...

I usually go for bright wild colors, but I really like that... the small splashes of red are wonderful... love the border too!

Rhonda said...

Great design! I like that you added just a few reds to it!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh I like it!!! Simple yet striking. Well done!

Marilyn said...

Yes, yes. Good choices!

*karendianne. said...

A guaranteed hit!

Lindsey said...

Completely adorable...the red makes it...I would make that in a New York minute!

mau said...

Well Red is my color so I love it...:)

carmen said...

I love green, the red gives it movement, are you using the same size blocks, the ones we did for the Hapy blocks?.

Honeybee Quilter said...

Looks great!

Lara said...

Hello Mary!

This quilt will really look great!
I always wonder how you manage to quilt and patch so many quilt tops.

I love your work!!!

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