Nancy Rink Blog
Rolling Stone and Anna Bella
What am I working on? I just received an order of a fabric collection called Anna Bella in two color ways brown/peach and blue-grey/ pink. Of course I want to use them all together! Since I am a big fan of scrappy quilts, I picked a block--in this case Rolling Stone--and started sewing. To unify them, I used the same large scale floral in the middle of each block.
These are just a few of the fabric combinations I used. Oh, and by the way, I used about five different tone-on-tone light fabrics for the background. So, thirty blocks later, here they are. Now I am pondering layout. Plain sashing? Contrasting sashing? No sashing? Pieced sashing? This is the stage in designing and putting together a quilt where I can really make myself crazy. And this is the dangerous stage because if I tell myself to set the blocks aside and come back to it next week, next week can turn into next year or never. Trust me I have too many "next week" blocks packed in my closet!
Hmmm..... sometimes simple is best . . . You can see I am trying a subtle print sashing. Didn't look that yellow until I got it up on the wall. Not sure. I don't think the border stripe likes it.
Let's see what I can come up with in EQ7. Thoughts??