After I took FOTY 2013 off the wall and before I put the Russian Rubix up on the wall, I put the very few Field Day blocks up to see what I had.
Well, it isn’t looking exactly as I expected or anticipated, though there are also not very many pieces yet.
The pattern calls for 5″x2.5″ strips sewn to 2.5″ squares. The top center (2d column) piece is that shape and the correct size. I thought I would make the piece more interesting and vary the sizes of the non-Sangria background and the Field Day fabric. The top left hand piece in the first column is what I came up with.
Hhmm. Clearly I had trouble with the math, even though I measured everything, took the seam allowance into consideration, etc. I am going to use those pieces, but I am not going to make any more of them. I am going to stick with the boring 5″x2.5″ strips sewn to 2.5″ squares.
I also think I will put the Goldenrod in between the columns. I think that would add interest.
This is definitely a dark piece and I wasn’t anticipating that. I’ll have to get it done soon, so that it isn’t on the design wall in the winter when it is dark and cold.
4 thoughts on “Field Day. Hm.”
This is somewhat similar to the silk quilt I made. but I used random lengths of pattern and random lengths of blue at each end. We saw a quilt similar to this at the Quilts in the Garden show.
Thanks for sharing the photo. I’ll post it if that is ok? Which quilt are you thinking of from the Quilts in the Garden Show.
I like your thoughts of using the goldenrod between strips. I suspect it will be striking.
I am starting to think that is the best way to get it to show up.
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