My original plan for the Honeycomb Waffle Too quilt was to use this gorgeous Stonehenge gray as fill in for the half blocks and triangles on the edges of the quilt. I think the dark edge helps bring out the depth of the other colors and the 3-D pattern. It's fun to play with layouts while a quilt is on the design wall, so I tried it with half blocks on the fill in spaces on the edges. I like it but still like a dark edge better.
I wondered how it would look to make pieced half blocks using three grays. So I used the Stonehenge gray and two others to make some sections to try it out. I really liked this as it gives the depth I want plus adds the fun of the half blocks.
I finished sewing the top together Tuesday. The pattern didn't call for a border, but I added a border using the Stonehenge to finish it off. I think it evens out the grays on the edges. I want to start working on the quilting today. I bought a mottled blue print for the backing...it's all ready to load!
Sometimes when I look at the pictures of this quilt, my eyes see the center squares inverted, but when I look again or move my eyes over the whole top, it goes away. Has this happened to you as you've read this post? Just curious!
I thought it would be fun to see what it looks like upside down and it's interesting this way too!
|Upside down, in case your eyes weren't already mixed up!|