Monday, January 21, 2013

Sickly Turkeys

My progress on Block "B" has been slowed down by my gnat's attention span flitting off course to other things. But I did get a few of the blocks completed for you to see!

Although this above block is not sewn yet, it illustrates a color choice flaw that I'm experiencing with this block. Remember that when I chose to use Civil War browns in the place of Bonnie's purples? In this block, the cheddars that I sprinkled into the browns work very well against the indigo blues, but the browns just blend in too much.
Here is another example:

See how they just get lost? Now look at one that was made with all cheddar on the sitting turkeys.

I like it so much better!

Those brown points have GOT TO GO!!! So I'll be ripping and replacing on some stuff.


Nancy said...

Vic, can't you somehow turn the browns into a secondary (or tertiary) pattern so you don't have to rip? My reds and army greens did a similar thing, too. I wish I'd noticed value when choosing my colors!

Janet O. said...

Having all cheddar points does make the pattern stand out so much more!
Have fun bonding with your ripper. : )

Needled Mom said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference fabrics can make? I chuckled at your airplane controller remark. I sometimes feel that way too.

Helen in the UK said...

The cheddar really makes those stars pop. Sorry you're going to have to rip-it, but I agree it will be worth it in the long run :)

cityquilter grace said...

good choice to replace those browns....sometimes it takes stepping back to get a bird's eye view; i know it works for me on certain projects. can't wait to see the flimsy! did you get snow tuesday? none here yet

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