Wednesday, September 30, 2020

It's a top! -


This morning I finished webbing the columns - 

For my Upstairs/Downstairs - Gleaned - top -
Gleaned - © Carolyn Friedlander - Robert Kaufman - 

And then sewed all of the vertical seams -

So now it's a top!! -

Ta Dah!! - ;))

I like how the coloring of the blocks make them look "pixelated" -

I decided to run the dominant ORANGE down the longest diagonal -

And the second ORANGE a couple of rows below that -

One set had WHITE squares going diagonally from the left to the right - 

Another set had WHITE squares "stair-step" in the other direction -

 The BROWN and GREEN ones filled in the rest nicely - 

It even looks good upside down - LOL - ;))

This block pattern is my "go-to" with odd-ball jelly rolls - 

And with this layout it's fairly easy to spread the colors to balance them out - 

Each set of six blocks makes one diagonal row -

And automatically fills in the corner in the same sequence - 

First I decided which one I wanted to be SET #2 - the longest diagonal - ORANGE - 

Then I chose the prettiest BLACK/WHITE for SET #1 - the row above the ORANGE -


And then the order I wanted the rest of the blocks in the FIRST column -

I had 4 dominant/center colors - and two SETS of each - so I labeled them A and B - 

And came up with this sequence -

  1. Black/white - A
  2. Orange - A
  3. Brown - A
  4. Green - A
  5. Black/white - B
  6. Orange - B
  7. Brown B - 
  8. Green B -

Then I set up a simple stair-step layout - 6 columns - 8 rows - 

  1. Set 1-8-7-6-5-4
  2. Set 2-1-8-7-6-5
  3. Set 3-2-1-8-7-6
  4. Set 4-3-2-1-8-7
  5. Set 5-4-3-2-1-8
  6. Set 6-5-4-3-2-1
  7. Set 7-6-5-4-3-2
  8. Set 8-7-6-5-4-3

Trust me - it's easier to DO than it is to EXPLAIN - LOL - ;))

Tomorrow I plan to play with Gene's HST Medallion Quilt

And try to decide what color(s) I'm going to use - 

In addition to the pretty jelly roll and turquoise batik - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Sue said...

That's really pretty. Love that layout. It does look pixilated.

Cindy Quilts said...

Very nice!

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful well done.

Barbara said...

I agree, it has a pixilated look. So much thinking went into it, wow! I would have just randomly picked all of it. Lovely result!

Gene Black said...

I have a feeling you thought about this more than I typically do. Ha ha.

That is probably why it looks so good.

Linda Swanekamp said...

The quilt is really, really pretty. Love the coloration. Have to have another cup of coffee in order to read your instructions and understand them. Looks straightforward and logical.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love it and the mix of colors is great!

Sherry said...

Very pretty.....congratulations on another finish.


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