Just Playing…

I’d figured I would border this center block


with half-square triangles and then turn it on point. But I was playing in EQ7 this morning and developed this:

Old Maids and Odd Fellows

With this layout it would finish at 96″, a great size for a queen bed.

Fun, huh?

12 thoughts on “Just Playing…

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      Hard to tell about colors. I like it hot, especially with the grey. But more blue would probably help. This is just an idea. I’ll still ponder the idea of turning the big block on point.

      1. katechiconi

        I’d choose to keep the palette as it is, but you’re probably right about the blue; sometimes I’m too cautious. I’ll look forward to finding out what you end up doing!

  1. allisonreidnem

    It’s always fun to play and then come back later for another play! The pattern looks like an exuberant firework display! And that’s a good thing!

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      I’ve thought it would be “And When We Kiss…” for the Pointer Sisters song. Or I could go another direction completely and call it “Old Maids and Odd Fellows” for the blocks used.

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      Yes, Jim said something about it being very jaggedy. 🙂 I got a few of those HST made today, but forces conspired against me for getting a lot done. Maybe tomorrow.

  2. Quilt Musings

    I love that center block! I really like the narrow purple borders to pull everything together. EQ is quite fun to play with. I always find it gives me lots of ideas, even if I don’t end up following the plan exactly.

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      It’s a great tool for generating ideas and getting some feel for how things will look and fit. But real fabric always looks different or comes with different constraints. I never run out of a particular color in EQ7, but I do run out of fabrics in real life! So yes, it’s great for planning but then we get down to execution, and things often change.

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