Color surprises!

I've finally decided what I'm doing for my Crayon challenge and to my surprise, my color choices are quite a bit different than what I started with! 

I've arranged and rearranged blocks and pieces of blocks, auditioning colors and arrangement. I've even worked in the colors orange and pink, which I  didn't even

consider when I began choosing colors.

Orange seems to add warmth to the cool blue tones. I've chosen to use yellow, mostly orange, to rust for variation.

 My friends in the office talked me into just trying a few blocks with pink. I know I made a funny face, but decided to try it anyway. To my surprise, pink added the sparkle and movement the quilt needed to bring out the New York Beauty block design!

I am also considering a border worked in with these blocks. What do you think? 

The Editor, Jean, has challenged me to get it done for a late summer/fall issue of Love of Quilting. I think that's just the challenge I need to do it.  Wish me luck! 

Happy Quilting,

Diane , Assistant Editor




gini said:

i think  your quilt is going to be stunning   i love lots of color in a quilt and you picks are working nicely     gini

# February 10, 2011 11:41 PM

Nana said:

Diane  Your blocks are gorgeous and your quilt is going to be stunning.  The color combos are perfect..they provide just the right movement.  Great choices.

# February 11, 2011 10:29 AM

Rose Bohn said:

I like both of those new york beauty blocks but especially the one with pink in it.  Think the blocks for borders are nice too.  A very ambitious quilt.

# February 11, 2011 3:58 PM