The blocks for the Rusting Fragments quilt are building up nicely and every so often I put them together in no particular order to have a look at how they work – or don’t – together.
It’s always interesting to see how each fragment, worked separately but with an overall theme in mind, works with the others.
The difference between the permatanned polycotton background of the darning needle fans and the very distinct areas of rust or no rust on the vintage cotton of the ruched and turquoise rings blocks is much more marked when they’re alongside.
These are the seven completed blocks so far, including the commercially dyed cotton that I wasn’t sure about.
A lot of meandering paths is the first thing I notice. And I’m still not sure whether I like that strong reddish block. Not sure I dislike it either though…
Another thing to bear in mind is that the block will be separated by turquoise sashing, so that will alter the way they work together as well.
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