You may remember my dilemma in my colour choices while making this quilt. I really wanted a bright fall theme for this quilt, but using the values only for placement resulted in orange and blue 4 patches. This meant that the flow of the pattern was lost in the dramatic colour contrast. Here is a quick comparison I posted on instagram:
I decided that swapping the dark blue and magenta meant the least amount of rework, and a little play using Paint on the computer gave me the confidence to get started.
Yes! This is so much better. I just need to remake the half square triangles. Ahh, that’s better. After a diligent effort here is the first block (of four).
As to the leftover 4-patches and navy HST, I’ll probably make up some larger pieces — as 6″ blocks they might mix nicely with my Farmer’s Wife blocks.
Linking up to Main Crush Monday with Cooking Up Quilts and Bonnie Hunter’s mystery Monday linkup for February 13.
I love it with the new colours!
I am a lot happier with this result. The contrast is low with some of the colours but it meets the vision I had in my head at the beginning, of autumn leaves in a glorious pile.
I always find it difficult to make a swap decision if I have to make many new parts, but like you, I end up finding it worth it. New look is wonderful.
Thank you for your vote of support! Now just to make another set of tri recs units in navy.
I struggled with my color choices for a long time, so I understand where you’re coming from. Your final decision looks magnificent.
I learn more and more with every quilt i make– it’s fun!
It’s wonderful! I love your choice to swap out the magenta for the blue. Your quilt is going to look amazing!
i just have to keep reminding myself that it’s only fabric… Having to make a few more units is okay!
What a difference a color change can make!!
i know, the pattern seems so much more cohesive now.
It is going to be a beautiful quilt.
That’s a beautiful block. Great job with the re-work.