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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching


I’m in the process of chasing a squirrel. It’s a project that’s been in the back of my head for a while, and a couple of days ago it demanded to be let loose. At first it started as a mostly grey squirrel, but once it was partially assembled, I decided I didn’t like how dark it was turning out. Since there are potentially going to be a lot of these units, I don’t want the over all quilt to be that dark. So then it turned into a brown/beige squirrel and I think I like it much better.  Other than the very weird face in the hexagon. It’s supposed to be a rag doll, but it doesn’t quite come across like one.But they both have their down sides. If I use the greys, I’ll be limited in how many dark colours I can use, but there will be many more places to use lights and I could also use lots of brights. If I use the beige, I’ll be limited to mostly mediums and darks, but few lights. There’s a picture of where I am heading with this quilt here on the Quilter’s Cache. It’s a variation of the Jack’s Chain block. I’m going smaller with it and replacing the nine patches with a smaller square. But the layout will be the same.
So I’m looking for opinions here..... what would you do.... grey squirrel or beige?

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching


  1. That is quite an undertaking! I think I like the gray better! There is more contrast and I like that!

  2. I like them both -- I'm not a lot of help, eh? The ragdoll is kinda creepy! :)

  3. I like the grey and bright combination; it has a more relaxed feel if that makes sense! And sorry, but that rag doll center is quite unsettling.

  4. I prefer the grey - I think you'd have far more fabric options. You could always use a paler center to lighten up the grey too... Just what you needed - another squirrel! ;-)

  5. I vote for the gray squirrel too. The rag doll is creepy.

  6. Interesting - didn't realize I was going to go against the crowd to say I like the beige better. Jack's Chain is a quilt I may do someday when I grow up.

  7. Guess I am with the minority...love the beige one..the grey one has too much dark for my liking. It would be better if the black in it was replaced with a light grey and the center was a darker grey.


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