Saturday, February 24, 2018

Leftover Pieces and a Shadowing Problem

I decided my leftover pieces needed some applique in the middle...

I must admit that I hate shadowing (when a fabric that is darker shows through a lighter fabric).  Here's what I tried to do to the yellow fabric to fix the problem.  I added some extra decorative stitching.  I didn't like it.  I ripped it out.

And I tried again.  I ripped it out.

Then I decided that it wasn't worth it and I left it.  Shocking for me, but this ISN'T a show quilt so I just left it.  And it's okay!  You can't see it unless you look closely or know where to look (which I suppose you all do now...oh, wells!).

For these outer green leaves I tried doing my blanket stitch as a single instead of a double.  I used a 28 weight Aurifil with a 50 weight in the bobbin.  It worked great and you can tell the stitches are thicker.

Here's what the block looks like all together.  Yes, there are purple threads I haven't cut yet over those red pieces.  I love the way purple, cheddar, red, and lime play together.  I come back to this color combination a lot.

Here's the blanket stitching on the purple.  I like that it's slightly darker.

Come back Wednesday for the big reveal!

I hope you get to quilt today!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not much of a fan of shadowing either. If you didn't mention it I believe I would have thought it was the way the orange fabric was dyed. The shadowing makes it look darker around the outer edges. I agree with you - sometimes you just have to let it go. The colors do look nice together and the block is sweet.