Frame It Up Volume 2 (Friday Foto Fun #16)
I have been away on business all week, but that didn't stop me from being creative nor sewing my heart out last weekend! I finished up my secret sewing faster than I planned so I decided to open up my Longitude fat eighth bundle to start working on my twin sized version of Frame It Up. (Read about Frame It Up here)
The pattern has a secondary design when the blocks are together, so it's important to plan out how you want the colors to be placed on the quilt. The first thing I do when I look at using a collection for color placement is to sort by color and then by intensity.
Since this is a quilt that has 2 fat eighths per block, I start by laying out the colors by block placement in the quilt. I have the two sets: one for the inside of the block and one the outside of the block.
I think they look pretty good as I wanted that change in gradient to give the quilt some extra movement, so I decided to check with overlaying the two sets of layouts.
If you physically cringed at the photo, you had the same reaction as I did. My grandiose plan of gradients moving in opposite directions is pretty awful. I decided then to rework the grids with the gradient of color moving together.
What do you think about this color placement? I think it's so much better! I set off to work and cut all the fabric and started sewing. I left the house with a huge stack of half square triangles that need to be trimmed and a stack of finished flying geese! But sadly I forgot to take a photo to share, whoops!
How do you determine color placement on your quilts? Do you do plan it out or just play and hope it works out in the end?
CALLING ALL PATTERN TESTERS! I am looking for more people to add to my pattern tester list. If you'd like to pattern test for me, please leave a comment or use the contact me to let me know. Thanks in advance!
My available time for quilting this upcoming week:
Saturday, Sunday (I'm crying on the inside again!)
Projects I want to work on:
Frame It Up volume 2
Jelly Roll Rug
Goals for the Projects:
Frame It Up v2: Finish trimming all the pieces and start assembling some blocks!
PBQ106: Finish up the draft for the pattern and send it off to testers!
Jelly Roll Rug: Start this fun little project
Hope you have a productive week!
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