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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, September 03, 2006

swap blocks, flowers and birds, bargains and more blocks! lol

My first swap blocks :)

Hmm now what do I do with them?! LOL

New view from my sewing room window!

Also not pictured, my new birdfeeders

$1 yardsale purse

Finished shoo-flies

A couple people have said the orange is not fitting. What do you think? I am going to audition some fabrics for sashings later this week.

Hope you are having a good holiday :)

My friend Randi
Joyce Meyer books ;-)
Quilty stuff in the mail!

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Susan said...

The orange ones are brighter than the others. But at least there are two of them to balance the design. =) You might try throwing them in a tea or coffee bath to dull them a little.

Mrs. Moody said...

I wasn't going to comment at first but then I saw in bloglines that it was Melzie and she would want a truthful opinion. Remember, take it for what it is worth.

I think that the two orange ones are fine and they follow the pattern.

The ones that I am having a problem with are the three that don't have a neutral as the square pieces. I am talking about the yellow one in the top row and the pink ones in the second and third row. They just seem, out of place to me when you are thinking color value. If they had been the opposite way that would have been fine.

Tazzie said...

Hey there Melzie
I think the shoo fly blocks are just fine. I don't like to agonise over colour choices and find that something out of the ordinary can give the quilt a zing. Keep the fabrics you've used in mind when you're choosing the sashings and the border.
Well, that's my 10c worth ... hope you've had a great long weekend.

Grim Reality Girl said...

I like them! And I also like the idea of toning down the orange with a tea bath. You almost make me want to quilt!!

Shelina said...

I like scrap quilts, and making them match too much takes away the charm. I think that you will be able to find a sashing fabric that helps blend all these colors together.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's a scrap quilt. I'd leave them in, move them a 'little' further apart, and do what the other wise quilters have suggested and use border/sashing fabric to tie it all together. Or maybe orange cornerstones? Looks great - just go for it!