Book Review Project “Mosaic”, Blog 2 of 3

Mosaic by Kate Henderson
Mosaic by Kate Henderson

Striking Strip Quilts by Kate Henderson

Some of you who know me, know that I’m the one who walks into a quilt shop and goes straight to the coordinates. I already know that they match.

That being said, I had a tough week.

 

I decided that I didn’t like my colors. I had a few coordinates, but I had to put in some others. And, I already had them all cut out.

My original fabrics.
My original 25 fabrics.

Originally, I thought that there were only 2 or 3 that I didn’t like, and I started to analyze my fabric choices. I know, I know…Kate told me not to do that, but I did…I couldn’t help it.

As time was flying by and I was slowing myself down, I made some choices:

 

I downsized my quilt to 16 blocks instead of 25 blocks.
I downsized my quilt to 16 blocks instead of 25 blocks.
  • I liked the fabrics with white in them. I pulled out the fabrics without white.
  • I liked the fabrics with two colors. I pulled out the fabrics with 3 or more colors.
  • I downsized the quilt to 16 blocks, originally 25 blocks.
  • I pulled out the dark blue.

 

Because I have a Fashion Design degree and not an Art degree, I have to rely on that red flag feeling when it comes to color. I wasn’t standing in the art line when God gave out that talent. I was standing in the sewing line. Thank goodness I have been able to find some people who were standing in the art line.

My quilt top is done. I hope Kate likes it.
My quilt top is done. I hope Kate likes it.

I ended up pulling out nine colors, replaced a couple, and started to sew. With the color challenge behind me, I was able to happily continue on.

Kate’s quilt design is adorable, her directions are easy to understand and it’s coming together beautifully. I like that a lot.

 

 

I finished the quilt top. I’m ready to layer it and start my hand-quilting. Yay!

This is Blog 2 of 3, to be continued…

Until next time…enjoy your day…ttyl!

Jo Ann

 

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