Sunday, January 15, 2017

Scrappy fun and an oops

I laid out more En Provence bits, and I thought and  I thought.


At one point I thought my path should involve stripes - particularly diagonal stripes - in those yellow blocks, so I acquired some stripes to experiment with.


But the results still had me shrugging.  Then I had a revelation.

Like most things in life, En Provence just needs more orange.

I did a quick rummage through my neutrals for anything that had some orange in it and started cutting strips and triangles.   A little sewing, a little pressing, and a little scattering here and there, and I think everything's going to be fine.
The small flashes of orange are just enough to balance the orange stars and the yellow squares, and they subtly warm up the background of the quilt.
It's going to work!

I was convinced enough that I sewed together a block.


And another block.


And a strip of sashing.


I'll keep assembling components, and eventually I'll end up with a quilt!

Since this is a supremely scrappy quilt, I'm linking with Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Come see all the pretty scrappinesses!

Oh, and the oops?  I missed my blogiversary again.  My very first post was January12, 2008, with my official intro on January 13th.  A lot has changed since then.  I'm still knitting and making quilts, though.  We'll see what the next nine years will bring.








19 comments:

Janie said...

I love what you're doing here. Lot's of this and trying that. That's how I think and work too.
Orange, great choice, one of my fav. colors. They're all my favorites!

Ariane said...

Your quilt is looking great! Congrats on your blog anniversary!!

Chantal L. said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Hope you'll be around longer than just the next 9 years! :^D
Yep, Orange can fix a lot of things, especially quilts. Good call. Enjoy the stitching. ;^)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Yep!! The orange - what a great color that is !!!

Sally Trude said...

Happy blogging anniversary. And while we're on the theme of orange, I love your new header.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Congratulations! I look forward to many more years of your blog posts. Love the oranges- I think it belongs in every quilt :)

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I wouldn't have enough orange nor yellow for this , but loooks great. Congrats on your Blogaversary.

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 9yr blogging-versary!! Here's to the next nine.

Karen's Korner said...

I love it when the "plan" comes together after a brainwave.

LA Paylor said...

YES! Every quilt needs a little bit of orange to sparkle. Especially against it's opposite, purple! Good choice

Quiltdivajulie said...

Better -- it just keeps getting better!

Nancy said...

I had to look and look at these blocks before I could see exactly what you changed. I agree the change to orange is better. Will you have to remake a lot of blocks?

Sandra Walker said...

Congrats on the blogiversary, wow! Love the line, "like most things in life, it just needs more orange," although I'd substitute blue! ;-) Wanted so badly to do En Provence but it will have to wait... Yours looks terrific.

scraphappy said...

Hard to argue with more orange. Making great progress!

Kate said...

The orange is such a great addition to the blocks. Your version of En Provence is looking good!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

The little bits of orange are great! It's all looking very exciting now!

Ann said...

I see what you mean about adding bits of orange. Good decision.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! 'Orange' you glad you added those little bits to En Provence?

Magpie Sue said...

I like the new colors in your blog!