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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Scraps


I have been playing with the scraps Wanda sent me. I have been thinking about doing a braid for some time and the scraps were perfect for that project. I have tried to blend the colors into each other. It still needs some tweaking now that I see it in a photo. It's amazing how you see tones more clearly in a photo. They may be too short when I get them all sewn together. Luckily, there are still lots more scraps left not to mention the pile of my own bits and pieces that I have saved up. I want to get some black to use between the braids. I always think black sets off colors the best. The photo is a little on the dark side, especially near the bottom. I suppose I could also use some sort of border print between the braids, maybe with some gold in it. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. It might look good with piano key borders, which would use up some of the scraps that were too narrow for the braid pieces. If it turns out well, it could very well become a table topper. I don't think it will be big enough for a bed quilt.

11 comments:

Judy said...

Joyce, those are wonderful. I've never seen anything like that done before. What are the measurements you are using?

meggie said...

Great idea. The blends look good.

Quilt Pixie said...

you must be a wizz at water colour quilts given you great eye for blending!

katelnorth said...

I like those braids, Joyce - I did a couple of Christmas table runners last year with that braid technique - and I think it would be great with scraps. Another idea for The List!

Dawn said...

What a fun project Joyce! Wishing you a very merry christmas and wonderful new year!

Exuberant Color said...

Do you have Georgia Bonesteel's Bright Ideas for Lap Quilting? She shows how to sew the rows of braids together to look like a herringbone brick path.

Shirley Goodwin said...

These are looking good, Joyce. I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.

Ali Honey said...

Yes yes Joyce. Those have very definite possibilities. Yummy Colours!

Season's Greetings, Bag lover from a kindred spirit in NZ.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

hetty said...

It's going to be beautiful when finished! Great colour blends!

julieQ said...

OOOOhhh, pretty!! Love those braids. I will be following to see what you get when it is all finished!!

julieQ