Saturday, July 6, 2019

Red White Blue: the Process

The Charlotte Quilters Guild has an outreach for Veterans in wheelchairs.
The size for these quilts is about 36 inches by 43 inches.
Today I finished this top....the Disappearing Nine Patch

Specialty fabric:

This is an easy pattern....wait...not so much.
Making the colors and value work is the challenge.

At first, I hated it...not you, Mrs. O'Quilts...so not you..
This flimsy is just a busy mess.
Lets see what else I can do to it.to make it work.
I decided on a blue border...wrong....decided on a red border...nope..
It needed.the white for character and a place for the eyes to rest...
The backing was certainly going to be blue...
Alas, the cream flags cut the busyness of the piece.  And on it went, just like any quilt..
Color gets the credit and value does the work.
Trial and error...never give up!!..Even now, the quilt is not a quilt until it is bound and quilted.

2 comments:

Connie said...

Whoever get this quilt is going to love it :)
You are a sweetheart.

Shasta Matova said...

I like the borders you chose - the blue strips and the red border. I found red white and blue hard to work with unless it is a very planned quilt.