Thursday, March 4, 2010

Center Square

Brenda here with another go at this challenge. I decided to combine my two previous starts (the words and the strip piecing) in a liberated version of #31, Center Square. The center square is framed with bigger and bigger strips in different values. I've done that, and then framed the wide borders with a narrow one to provide a break between the crazy piecing and the calm center borders, which lead to the words "Be Well." Sort of Amish Zen, if that makes any sense. Right now it's 36 inches square, and after the crazy border I'm going to put wide borders top and bottom to turn it into a rectangle like on the original, then another border to get it to throw size. In the inspiration quilt, the quilting motifs brings the quilt to life, so stay tuned for that.

9 comments:

beth said...

that crazy pieced border is great! I also like the way the B and W are right next to each other!

wishes, true and kind said...

Love both the simplicity of the center and the wild and crazy border!

Andra Gayle said...

I love it! What a wonderful message to pass around!

Lurline said...

Great start! This will be a stunner!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sharon said...

The quilting on your inspiration piece is amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with this one, I love it.

Clare said...

This is great. Lovely letters.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wow!!! definitely some wonderful quilting ahead!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

You know I am drawn to that red! More red please! it's gorgeous Brenda! You're on a roll now! I love it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree, more red somewhere in the outer regions of the top would be a plus.

I love that you're already thinking in terms of the quilting opportunities!

Keep us posted!