Thursday, January 1, 2015

Snow and White

I worked for a while on my Metro Rings blocks - then after I had them all trimmed up, I looked at the stack and quickly realized I messed up.

Ugh.  Apparently, I was first using ''Snow'' as the background fabric - I ran out, then ordered more thinking it was ''Bleached White'' because that is what Camille uses with her fabrics.....  So, now I have some partial blocks with all ''Snow'', some with all ''Bleached White'' and some with a mixture of the two.  Ugh ugh ugh.  I am not going to rip them out now, I am just going to go with it.  Maybe tea-dye the whole quilt when it's finished or something if it doesn't look right. ::SIGH::

Oh well.

I do have a tip for those strips sets though - there is a small piece at each end of the strip set left over after you are done cutting your arcs - well, I cut the selvedges off and joined them together at the straight edges and made a whole 'nother arc for each strip set! :)

Waste not, want not!


  1. That is a great tip! I've seen lots of quilts with different shades of white and love the look. You could add another shade right in the middle between the two and call it a design decision. There's a saying, something like, "one is an accident, two is a mistake, three is a decision." Go with that! :-)

  2. So frustrating! I just stick with off white, all the time.

    Thanks for the tip, by the way. I'm about to get started on my own Metro Rings and I'm a little afraid of it!

  3. I was going to say the same thing Mary suggested, add in at least one other shade of white/off-white and it will look intentional plus mixing backgrounds adds interest to the background without taking away from the colorful piecing!