When I made the first step for Easy Street they were supposed to be in grey and white/blacks with more white than black. Since I had very few white/blacks I decided to use a yellow/orange instead as I had lots of it in my stash.
Then in step two Bonnie announced that we wouldn’t be using any more grey in the quilt. Well I had a huge piece of grey – four metres to start with – and probably about two metres all together of the yellow oranges so I thought I would just continue with the grey as a substitute for the white/blacks in the quilt. I e-mailed Bonnie and asked her if she thought that would work and she said yes.
Then we got to step six where she wanted us to cut two white/black blocks and sew them together. I started thinking that if I used my grey for that block the quilt would be too dark. So I got the bright idea of finding some lighter greys to use for those blocks and for one other small block that adjoins the grey and purple flying geese.
So today I have one of each block laid out, once using the lighter greys in those two spots above and once using the original dark grey.
light greys in the eight two-patch squares in the left hand block and in the four flying goose and grey squares in the right had block. All other grey using the dark grey.
dark grey in all parts of the quilt where Bonnie used white/blacks
What do you think? I kind of think it is a no-brainer now that I see it, but I’d like your opinion. These blocks are not sewn together so it isn’t a huge deal to go either way.