Sunday, January 15, 2017

Trying to let Chic Country be random...

...but failing!  I have all these two-color quarter blocks done, and I thought I could just put them up on the wall in random fashion.  Nope, I couldn't do it!  There was too much dark here, two same fabrics too close together there and so on.  I fussed and rearranged!



I had to get these up on the design wall tonight to encourage me along.  On its own, each quarter block is not particularly exciting.  Start putting them together and things start to happen!  This week I'll make the blocks that have the orange accents,  then work on the border.  The original pattern doesn't have a border, but I needed one for size so I came up with something that will accent the circles.  Stay tuned!

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19 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - they are fabulous! This is going to be an amazing quilt with the interplay of colour and circles. Orange will add a real punch of contrast. Random is beyond me too and I always seem to put two of the same blocks together despite my best efforts.

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  2. I'm with you on "planned random"!! You have dispersed colors nicely, it appears. The different shades in your background fabrics and greens creates lovely depth. Can't wait to see it with the orange added in.

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  3. I love what you're doing! Not a lot of green quilts out there so it is very refreshing to see this one. Makes me think of Spring! Yay! Orange accents you say? Oh yes! I will stay tuned. So want to see more of this one. ;^)

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  4. Random is never easy. LOL. The pieces are beautiful all together. This will be a pretty quilt.

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  5. Oh, yes! I will stay tuned. You seem to have a "thing" for intersecting circles, don't you? (I know that from experience). Good for you!

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  6. It's looking great! I think sometimes 'randomness' in quilts is planned. It's a bit like that 20 minutes to get the 'natural make-up' look. ;^)

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  7. This is looking amazing. It makes me want to try this pattern. My bucket list keeps getting bigger and bigger.

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  8. This arrangement looks good in terms of light and dark and random placement! I'm waiting to see the rest... ~Jeanne

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  9. Lookin good! I think this pattern is my favorite of all those for the quick curve ruler and this just makes me love the pattern more! I'm curious what you'll do for borders...

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  10. Sometimes random takes planning :) I'm pretty sure that's not how it's supposed to work though. This is looking great. I'm squealing with excitement to see the orange added to it.

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  11. So far so good. Some orange and borders oh yum.

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  12. This is my firm belief - Art is not automatic. It takes several iterations- doing, undoing, stepping away, re-evaluating and reorganizing before something clicks in place. I am with you. I agonize over placement. I am sure you will make it happen and it will get there eventually. And then there will be so many compliments :-)

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  13. This is looking so good! Love it. Chic Country is on my 'to make' list. Love seeing yours in progress!

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  14. Looking good! Love all the patterns these blocks create!

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  15. I like where you are going with it! BEautiful!

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  16. Sometimes random ... just needs a little help!
    This is going to be incredible and I am anxious to see the orange added in!

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  17. This is beautiful! Don't worry about things being too close together - just go with it and it will turn out just fine! I promise.

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  18. Very pretty! I love the colors!

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  19. The blocks all together are amazing! I am not usually a green person, but the shades of green you are using are wonderful! I have to have a little control when I try to do random, too. Can't wait to see more progress, it is looking so nice!

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