Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday Winners and scrappy layout woes

Liberty Nine Patches

In an effort to return to regular sewing after Quilt Market sensory overload, I made 6 more Liberty nine patches yesterday. So I thought it was time to see how all my blocks look together. This warm and cool arrangement was what I was sort of planning to do when I began this project. It seems to lack something, however. It might just be the bad light of late night photos or the fact that I need more cool blocks to even the numbers some, but I was less than enthusiastic.


My instagram friends suggested a more balanced alternating arrangement of cool and warm colours so I rearranged. Although the instagrammers like this one, I am still not sure. I did not make the blocks with this in mind (the darker and lighter squares of each block cannot alternate all the time in this arrangement, but perhaps that is more interesting anyway), and this seems so chaotic to me.

I have some more ideas this morning for layouts and clearly I am going to need more than a 5 x 5 set of blocks. Luckily I have a lot more Liberty scraps, although this process has made it clear that I have far more warm colours than cool ones. I'm going to try to take some daytime photos and I'll share more on this with you soon. If you have layout thoughts, more ideas are most welcome.

Now, on to the winners. First, a big thank you to the May Scraptastic Tuesday sponsors:

The May second Tuesday of the month Scraptastic Tuesday link up winners, all chosen by the random number generator, are:

Congratulations to all our winners! I will email you shortly.

Please plan to join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow for the June Scraptastic Link Up on the second Tuesday in June (June 9, 2015).

I see that Nicky is showing off her quilting on her latest scrappy masterpiece today - I love this particular quilt a great deal - this morning, go and take a look. And although she has hinted that I will share about Quilt Market, I am not quite ready to put my thoughts down on that, watch for that later this week.