08 September 2019

Loving Contrast with Florals, Blocks and Borders.

Sweet little floral and friends.
Four Patch and sixteen patch units for new project.
Then there's the big floral in 'Alice in Blue 1' block.

Love this big, blue floral by Cotton & Steel.

Pinning on borders here.

Hello Quilt Friends! 
From Rancho Palos Verdes where the ocean breezes are keeping it relatively cool here.

 Leah Day always begins her YouTube videos with, 'Hello Quilt Friends!' I watch them once in a while for inspiration. She's so calm and has practical tips, refreshing.

Since the AHIQ challenge is florals, I wanted to share what's going on here in the way of florals. Nothing finished today, but I like florals and I'm liking pairing them up with contrasting fabrics.

The small sweet floral, in the top photos, looks good contrasted with the shirting plaids and the grey bird print, can't forget the Kona Cotton solids in the mix. These are units I'm piecing for a new project more on that later.

Then there's my Alice in Blue 1 block with the big floral contrasting the black and white stripe print both by Cotton & Steel. The contrast shakes things up. Soon I'll get Alice in Blue #2 pieced. I'll use the same big floral but the arrangement and contrast will be different. You will be able to tell they're related but not the same, kind of like sisters.

Also I'm pinning and sewing borders onto my Yankee Puzzle blocks, which can be seen in previous posts. I used prints and florals in the blocks and the first border is a Kona Cotton solid in navy! What will happen next, I'm wondering.

Then there's the move to Costa Mesa, hmmmmm.

That my friends is the quilt news from the rancho. 
Where I'm remembering to be thankful and enjoying florals, big and small.

I'll be by to visit!


Ann said...

I love your combination of floral and stripe. Both create such strong patterning that the solid works well, too.
Moving even further south? Enjoy.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Oh, those blocks sing!
The Alice block looks beautifully precise and those fabrics really do work together. The Cotton + Steel blue is just ever so yummy. I like the way you've paired it with the stripe and just enough solids to keep the overall piece tamed.