Friday, April 25, 2008


"QuiltStorm" is my current project. The goal is to make around twenty very
simple quilts, very quickly, from scrap, salvage and recycled materials.

QuiltStorm Quilt#3

So, when I finished QS#3, it looked like this:


It's basically the same set of solids as in QS#2, except with fewer lights. Only those two pale yellow strips, in fact. And when I finished it, and saw how strong those two light strips were as design elements, it drove me kind of nuts that they were offset to the left, with nothing special on the right to balance them. So, I removed the rightmost four strips and added them, plus one extra strip to get the pacing of colors better, to the left hand side. Now it looks like this:

Much more satisfying, to me anyway. I'll probably need to add a little supplemental strip to that short red piece eventually, but that's no biggie.

QS#3 is an awful lot like QS#2, but that's not such a bad thing.


gl. said...

i like asymmetrical, though, so it looked fine to me in the "before" shot. :)

Exuberant Color said...

Both ways look fine. I like #3 better than #2, more soothing. Again it is the values talking, not the colors.

jovaliquilts said...

The before photo didn't load (do I need a new computer or what?), which is too bad because I'd like to see whether the asymmetry struck me as interesting or just unbalanced. But I'm glad to see you're willing to take out a seam even in the midst of a quilt storm!

Liz said...

I like the before better, but I like tension and movement... Must say I love the QS though! What a way to quilt!

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