Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Taking My Chances

I should do this more often. I also highly recommend it. Pick a simple but striking pattern. Make some easy rules for yourself, in this case only one rule:  light versus dark.

Don't over-think or over-analyze your rules. Stick to your rules.

Sew.

Admire.
(Note to self: take better pictures next week...)

See what everyone else has been doing this week.

21 comments:

  1. I think those super simple rules are awesome! I should totally post them on my bulletin board in my sewing room. :) Love those 36-patch blocks, they look great together!

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  2. I totally agree...don't over think! This is going to look fantastic!

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  3. Sometimes those turn out to be the best blocks!They are looking good.

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  4. Love how they are coming along. Really, really fantastic!! I need to figure our how to post mine. LOL.

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  5. Light versus dark is always a good rule to follow! Great rules to sew and admire, and not overthink, which can be hard at times. Hope you're having fun following your own rules, which should be a rule too.

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  6. i am loving the look of those blocks! great work!

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  7. They're looking good. Sometimes the most simple ideas give lovely results. I also smiled when I saw your Hexi bar graph on how many you've completed and how many you have to go. Excellent idea.

    Love that you are emphasizing the light/dark aspect of contrast in quilts. I've seen a lot of Farmer's Wife blocks lately that are just mush, because they don't understand the idea of value. While mush has its own look (think Kaffe Fassett blender quilts), I think that many traditional blocks call for some difference in contrast. Yours looks fab!

    Elizabeth E.
    http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  8. gorgeous blocks! I might have to try this strategy and see what I can come up with.

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  9. Great rule - great results! Your rule applies to my current project - thanks for passing it on! :)

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  10. very nice! hey, we have the same sewing machine :)

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  11. :) Good advice. Will try and remember that.
    Carol

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  12. Such good advice. Simple is often so much better! Thanks for the reminder, andthanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : ) (Your 36-patch blocks look great, btw.)

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  13. Oh, love your blocks :-) You're right, simple is best!

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  14. You're obviously doing something right, those blocks look great! I think we can all adapt that idea in our lives.

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  15. Cindy, your blocks look awesome! I like your rule of not overthinking. When organizing my sewing room today, I put aside some fabrics for more 36-patch blocks....need to pick up the pace ;-)

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  16. I love these blocks! I'm marking her quilt along for later when I don't have so many projects going. Your quilt is going to be fabulous!

    Jennifer :)

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  17. Wow, Cindy. These are really looking good! Keep up the great work!

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  18. very sage advice, and a gorgeous block - thanks for sharing

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  19. i love seeing your 36 patches! they look GREAT!

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