Monday, January 13, 2014

Scrap Basket/Rolling Stones Progress and a New Border For Muddy Creek

I'm really, really liking where my Scrap Basket/Rolling Stones quilt is headed. It's so bright and zingy, yet with a darker, moody side that just makes me smile. My two youngest were super sweet about holding the quilt up for me outside where the lighting was better. I didn't even have to bribe them or anything.
Scrap Basket/Rolling Stones progress
I showed this quilt top to my mom and before it was even laid out in front of her, she was telling me that she had seen the pics on my blog (from where I was playing with the blocks) and thought it was ugly. My mom is a quilting queen so I just laughed and showed her the current progress. Uhuh. Different story now that the blocks are sewn together! I thought that might be the case.... Apparently she was really dubious about the lime green and thought I had made a major design error with that little move! Gotta love moms. She's still not sure about my ideas for border colors either--I could tell from the way she quirked her mouth as she nodded. It probably could remain sans borders, but I don't think this quilt is quite done with me yet!
Scrap Basket/Rolling Stones quilt
Muddy Creek is also moving right along. I want to keep adding borders like I did with my Basket Medallion quilt and just see where it ends up. Such a challenge to stay within a limited color range and still get very sharp looking borders.
1st border for Muddy Creek
Obviously I do like my challenges and some of the borders don't have to be quite as sharp as others, do they? I've been playing around with different colors for the next border and it's tempting to see if I can make this border sort of 'bleed' into the next one. We'll see. I'm a bit worried I'll end up with a big, mushy looking quilt that I have to hide in the back of the cupboard until my house is overflowing with overnight company though.
Just playing with 2nd border ideas for Muddy Creek
The beautiful thing about working on several different quilts at the same time is the fact that there is no rush to make a decision. As much as all the 'Finish It UP QAL's' look fun and efficient, I don't think they're for me and the way I work.*wink

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE your basket quilt so far! The Rolling Stones make such a great statement, It's the sort of quilt I'd stand in front of at a quilt show and I'd have to take in all the great fabric combos. In Muddy Creek like the way youre trying to pick a border that blends into the previous one, I look forward to seeing what you choose.

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  2. Keep doing what you're doing, at your own pace...it's WORKING!!! Love the quilt and tell your mom that lime green is a neutral, really, it is!! lol

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  3. Your rolling scrap basket is one of my favorite WIPs to follow, I LOVE it, greens and all!! I get what you say about finish along; when you don't feel it, you don't feel it. It would have been good to make the tower of ready to finish tops a bit smaller though, like quilt some of them...

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  4. love them!! great colors and design - nice kids for stepping out in the cold and holding it up :)

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  5. I love your Rolling Stones quilt,it is beautiful! Put that Muddy Creek up on your design board and see what happens!

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  6. We all work at our own pace and that's the best approach.

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  7. Great progress on two great quilts!

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  8. I love the Muddy Creek quilt so far. I like the low contrast borders.

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  9. Your basket quilt is really coming together. It's amazing how much the blocks can change when they're sewn together. Looks especially good in the snow.

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  10. The rolling stones quilt is just gorgeous! Especially the lime and those sashings. Very special.

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  11. Fabulous progress on both quilts! You know what works for you and you should absolutely stick with it - the results are always terrific!

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  12. Your quilt certainly brightens up a cold and wintery day.

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  13. "Major design error," LOL! My very first thought was how much I was loving your colour scheme, Audrey! It is really happy and cheerful, and so are the medallion and blocks. Please ignore your mom and go ahead with your border plans too. :D

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  14. No wonder you're 'really, really liking' your basket quilt - it's fantastic!

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  15. Scrap Basket/Rolling Stone is simply gorgeous! LOVE IT!

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  16. Keep plunking away Audrey . Rolling Stones is looking fabulous!

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  17. Love the 'photo shoot' in the snow! And love your quilt too! We are experiencing a Heatwave here in Melbourne, Australia....yesterday was 40c, today 41 and more of that until a cool change coming thru on Friday night.

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  18. Both look great but muddy Creek is my kind of quilt. Love it!!

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  19. I really like your Rolling Stones/Scrap Basket quilt. Great fabric combos!

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  20. I love yoru RS SB quilt as the others do, been following right along and can see exactly what you see! it is perfectly picked fabrics and honestly I would love to quilt with you you have awesome taste and great kids they must be proud of their mama.

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