Scandinavian Sun is the result of playing around with fabric to see what happens. I love yellow and gray together. It's so peaceful to me. And my love affair with solids is no secret, so combining them both was my starting point.
Then I made a Log Cabin block with different widths of the "logs" to keep it from being too static. Look closely at the yellow portions of the block and you can see the log cabin block in there! Once that was done, I tried out an idea I've had for some time - instead of putting sashing around the block, what would it look like if I put the sashing through the center of the block? I love the effect - it's almost an optical illusion!
If I were to ever make this into a full-size quilt, I think I would make the yellow part different colors on all the blocks - using a mixture of prints and solids. I'd also experiment with alternating the grays. Maybe half the blocks would be bright print backgrounds with the light gray sashing and the dark gray skinny strips and half would be bright solids with the dark gray sashing and the light gray skinny strips. Oooh! I like that! Maybe we'll do a quilt along this summer!
|Scandinavian Sun is the result of color and fabric play. The name pays homage to my Danish roots!|
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