Colour Play – Grey

The last week or so I have been playing with a different kind of colour combination…one that really has not got a lot of “colour” in it.  My inspiration was a very old photo that hangs on our living room wall…

family photo(Please note..I can neither confirm or deny that I am in this photo).

Anyway I have always loved black and white photographs, which really are more grey and white than black and white, and thought why not play with greys in a quilt.  The end result was this block…

grey white blockI used another fabulous free paper piecing pattern from Quilters Cache called Atlantic Sea.   The block pieces look rather strange and a pattern is not immediately obvious.

block piecesBut when you put more and more of the blocks together you get this wild, slightly mesmerizing pattern.

grey white quilt wipI think as this quilts grows more and more patterns and shapes will become visible.  It is really a little trippy but cool.

41 thoughts on “Colour Play – Grey

    • My stash has been years in the making Lynne, and I must admit it took me a while to find my fabric voice, but now I know what I like and what I need and so spend my limited fabric budget wisely…most of the time!

  1. This is a beautiful start to a stunning quilt! Can’t wait to see it grow! I understand about stepping back and looking, got a quilt top together last week and on the 20th time I walked in the room where it was layed out I realized (1) yes (ONE) block was upside down…. GRRRRRRR

  2. Fantastic pattern and the fabrics used make it look so wonderful ~ love the extra blocks you get when you put 4 together! Beautiful!

  3. I love this!! I find myself drawn to greys and low volumes lately, too. I have neither the time nor the stash to REALLY play, but in my mind of “one day I’ll make….” grey is copious. You are a quick sewist!

  4. I like this pattern. i am working on a grey quilt with some colors. I think they can be very dramatic. – Jim

  5. Oh my goodness. This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning. I actually really like it withe just the greys and whites. It’s riveting. I’m not sure where you would put the colour that wouldn’t distract from the mesmerising pattern… I know it will look amazing when it’s done. It’s just so beautiful.
    E xx

    • Sorry, I realised that having typed that, it might sound like I’m saying colour would be bad. I just really like the grey and the colour will pop because you have an amazing eye for these things, and I’m just digging myself further into my hole…
      Foot out of mouth.
      It’s beautiful. And when it’s finished it will be even more beautiful.
      E xx

      • Too funny Erin. I have been uming and ahing about whether to add a splash of color. Today’s paper piecing Monday it was the same issue…and I went with a color splash but I think I might leave this grey and whit alone. I think you are right that it will break up the pattern flow.

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