Simple is lovely…

I have been trying to de-clutter our house and it must be working – Steve finally noticed that there is less to dust around. We don't have a spartan interior by any stretch of the imagination but it feels more open. I like it. 

The quilt I've been working on is also spare – and I love it. If I didn't tell you that this is the back of the quilt, would you know? Quilting will dress it up, but I think it looks very up-to-date. Modern! 


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Click on the photo to open it in a new window. Tell me what draws your eye… I know what I expect to hear but it would be nice to know if I'm right.


9 thoughts on “Simple is lovely…

  1. The small solid gray squares attracted my immediate attention, then I went to the two squares that have some white in the squares. (I found that I quickly ignored the gray dots!
    Thank you for your sharing! I enjoy reading your blog.
    Happy New Year!

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  2. I want to thank you all for letting me know what you saw when you looked at this image. Your eyes were guided through it just as I thought they would be. It was especially nice to hear that the two, different little gray squares near the bottom caught your attention because that is why they are there.
    Too often we make quilts and dont really consider what the focus point is. It just happens. But you can take control and control that focal point if you want to.

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  3. I assume that your objective was to widen the backing of the quilt by adding vertical stripes of white fabric with some insertions of 2 X 2 grey & white small blocks which are cascading down the backing. The 2 X 2 bottom small squares are mostly white with some grey which is the opposite of the other small blocks. Very effective!
    Diane Côté

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  4. Yes, I did need a piece wider than 40. I thought it was more effective to add something to the center of the raining dots fabric. I could have done something more elaborate but I think this works really well.

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