Monday, January 21, 2013

Something New

I mentioned last week that I was going to participate in the Something New Sampler Blog Hop.  There are all kinds of techniques that are going to be covered from bargello to sashiko to pinless curves.  I'm interested to try these techniques--many of them new to me--in small doses.  Plus the 7x14 inch block design intrigues me as I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone this year.

something new sampler header

The first block was actually introduced last week, so I'm already a week behind, but that's fine.  I'll just do 3 blocks this week instead of two.  So, up for me this week are bargello by Amy (from last week), a folded technique by Heidi, and a scraptastic technique by Chelsea.

All of the blocks look fairly simple to do so I'm definitely going to be finishing these up this week.  I've said it--now I must do it.  ;)

I decided to go with a color scheme to keep myself from making it too crazy, so after a glance at my color pinboard I went with

hued metallic
via design seeds

And these are the colors I pulled to start with. I'm not sure they match the picture exactly.  I ended up not having much salmon-colored pinks, so I deviated a little.  And their greenish brown became a khaki for me.  Still, I think it's a starting point at least...

I've got that little baby quilt I showed last week finished and drying.  I'll try and show it off tomorrow.  What are you working on this week??

1 comment:

I'd love to hear from you, so let me know...whaddya think!