Yukon wild

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Yukon wild

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Looking for feedback

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.

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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.

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  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.

 

 

 

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  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.

Janet

13 comments:

  1. I would go with the dark gray myself. the lighter one shows up nicely, but the dark ties in with the rest of the piece.

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  2. I think you're so clever to make colour substitutions when the quilt layout is a total mystery!

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  3. I prefer the lighter gray. The dark overpowers the Irish chain the four patch units are forming.

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  4. Photo #1, the colours work so well together, in the darker grey, it does not look so clear, and in #1, the greens really "zing" with their shades. Just IMHO. ( in my humble opinion). Cheers from Jean.

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  5. Don't you love when you ask for opinions and the opinions are all different? LOL.....when I first looked I liked the lighter grey better but then I look at the dark grey and it actually forms it's own pattern that way so...jees.........now Im not so sure....haha....All I can say is whichever you decide on will be lovely in it's own way.......BTW, I have seen the "easy Street" blocks on other blogs, as well, and they don't look that easy...haha....

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  6. I like your grey and yellow four patches in the quilt layout! Maybe I'd choose a cooler shade of yellow to go with the greens, but your blocks have turned out beautiful!

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  7. I like the all grey better. (I am back! See you tomorrow.)

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  8. Hi! I would use the light and med grey for the white and and light grey Bonnie used for the 4 patch squares, perhaps the light grey with the yellow and the med grey in the right hand block! I think they look great! I also thought the light grey was actually a mauve, which would look great with the lime green!
    Take care, Leslie

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  9. I'm sure when you get those blocks all together, they will look fine. I would do whatever is easiest, after all, you have already headed off on your own!

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  10. Well I would use the dark gray ... but that's just me ...

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  11. I like the mixed up grays, it gives it more movement and adds more character to it.

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  12. All are beautiful in their own way...but I tend to like the middle version best. Enjoy your final decision and I look forward to seeing it as will the rest of your fans.
    Cheers from Oshawa Ontario.

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  13. I like the darker grey. It makes the other colors pop.

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