Saturday, September 3, 2011

Civil War Quilt Block Six—Richmond

And backtracking to number six in Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilt-a-Long, the block called Richmond, after the capitol of the Confederacy in Virginia.

I am really liking this color pallette, with its limited range of values; the lightest light is really a lightish medium, while the darkest dark is only a middle dark. But it's finicky; sometimes it can end up a bit of a muddle:

I may unpick that center block and the points of the star in the middle, and replace it with one of the dark browns; I think it would read much better that way.

Sounds like a pain in the ass, though, so it may be a while.

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