Monday, January 25, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin - 2

Are you playing along with the Stay at Home Round Robin? Ready for the next round, Plus Signs?

green plus sign border around a house block

Making this round mostly green, I've pulled away from the red, white, and blue theme to bring out the green of the grass. Plus, I thought it would be nice to pull out yellow from the windows, adding spark again in the corners.

yellow and green plus sign blocks in the quilt corners

Unfortunately, I think the yellow is a bit bright, and wished I had chosen a different value. Am I going to remake those plus signs with a different yellow? No, because this is a work-in-progress, no-plan type of quilt. It is what it is, and all I can do is work to lessen my perceived flaw, both within this round and subsequent ones.

So, how about the addition of some blue plus signs to tone down those yellow ones and not make them so bright against the green?

yellow and blue with green plus sign blocks

Yes, that seems to work. And the blue ties the plus sign round with the piano keys and the center, while also minimizing the strength of the green. It's not exactly my favorite round so far, but we'll see what happens when the others are added.

green border with yellow and blue plus signs blocks

There are seven of us leading this Stay at Home Round Robin, and I encourage you to visit each one to see how they are approaching each round.

We are definitely all doing our own individual interpretation of each round, which shows you just what is possible.

If your are joining us in sewing, link up this week with Emily at The Darling Dogwood.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I LOVE your plus signs ... and I don't think there's anything wrong with the yellow corner ones! When I first saw the picture (before I read anything), I thought "what a clever idea!!! Those corner plus signs are a little like shining lights / sun!" And I love the grass!!!

  2. I definitely think subsequent borders will work to tone down the brightness you perceive. But when I first saw your addition it didn't phase me at all, seemed to be a great progression.

  3. I like the plus signs in two colors and the way you are bringing all the colors into the borders one by one. Looking forward to next weeks.

  4. I didn't even notice the brightness of the yellow plus blocks until you mentioned it. Isn't this process fun, thinking about how to work the next round, what colors to add, the dimensions. I enjoy seeing how everyone is working through their process.

  5. Susan, do you know where you got the center block or is this your design?

  6. I love the green!!!! And the trio of plus signs in each corner is really neat, I like that you did a trio rather than full on rows or just cornerstones--it's different and adds a nice accent. Fun!

  7. Your interpretation is GREAT! Love the addition of the green!

  8. Slick trick, Susan! Toning down those bright yellow plus signs with the blue ones worked like a charm.

  9. Hi Susan! What a great idea - I love the grass addition and the plus signs in the corners. I didn't think the yellow looks bright at all, but don't mind the addition of the blue. It's fun all the way around. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Oops - I forgot to say thanks for linking up this week! ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. I like how you did your plus signs. I love that we have all done something different.

  11. I like the way you used the plus signs! Pulling out the green and yellow is a good idea; it will be interesting to see the next round!

  12. Oh, I love the green in this border. Your color choices give your quilt in the making a different look each week, Looking forward to seeing more ... :) Pat

  13. Love how you just accented the corners with this row. It's so fun to see everyone's creativity come out in different ways!

  14. I love your cross borders! Your piece is such a happy quilt! Have a safe and happy day!


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