Tuesday, March 29, 2016

For some reason, that block bothered me...

That star block I showed in my last post irked me every time I looked at it.  Something was wrong.


Too much yellow in the background.  And that plaid block in the center (much as I love plaid) (and orange) was too loud and too dark.

Not right.  Not right at all.

So I put my thinking cap on (it's green, btw, with tassels) and decided to tone the whole thing down a bit.
Rummaging in my various piles of fall colors, I came up with this lovely batik that had all the colors from the center, and was dark enough to do the job.



There, that's better.
I didn't take anything apart - I just made flippy corners.  Nothing wrong with fast and lazy.

And feel free to point out that my idea of "toning it down" involved adding a vivid batik.  Yep.  That's me.



7 comments:

kmkat said...

Nice save!

Judy said...

I'll have to remember that it is called 'toning-it-down'. Here I thought it was called 'balancing-the-colors' or 'adding-some-piazz'.

Libby in TN said...

Great solution!

Jennie in GA said...

Very clever! Worked perfectly, and with a minimum of fuss. My kind of fix.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like it too! Amazing what one fabric addition can do. I'll have to remember to try that when a block is bothering me.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

ha - I do the same thing with yarn dyeing! I call it "adding balance"

Scrap and quilts said...

You know, I couldn't find anything wrong with that block but now that it sports these new corners, I like it even more. I now understand what you mean by "toning it down". Bring up the volume. Love that! ♥ ;^)