Friday, December 26, 2014

Honeycomb Waffle, Too top finished and last day to enter the giveaway!

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'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!
Today is the last day to enter the Miss Tess celebration giveaway. Just go here and enter before midnight tonight. Please add your email to your comment if you are a no reply blogger or if you are not sure. I won't be able to contact you if you win without an email.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I see the inverted centers with the upside down photo. I really like the grays around the edge.

Rosa said...

Fabulous design and love your fabric combo!

Terri said...

Right side up they all seem to be outsies, upside down they are insies. Love the 3D effect. That's got to be really hard to find just the right values. Good work, Jean. How are you going to quilt it?

SewCalGal said...

Stunning design, spectacular colors, lovely fabrics. Inspirational quilt. Total #CreativeGoodness.


Maggi said...

Gorgeous and the use of the grey really sets off the colours.