This is something I've been working on for months. The pattern is based on a Amish quilt I saw in one of my books, but of course it doesn't look Amish when you incorporate printed fabrics like I did. I played and fussed with the 4-pc. blocks so they aren't as random as you might think. Then when I got the quilt top to 'completion' stage I was massively disappointed. So dull and I really thought my sashing fabric had killed the quilt, making it too blue and grayed down. I've been fiddling around with possible applique stuff for it thinking I could rescue it! blerk! (My solution for all quilting disappointments!) I stumbled upon this funky tree idea in an ad somewhere and light bulbs started going off in my head. What if? You know how it goes! 90 miles a minute cutting out bias strips and mock-up leaves. Now I'm back to loving it and feeling all sorts of affection for my quilt top again.*smirk Some quilts just want to be stubborn.....
Friday, April 22, 2011
Progress!!! Slow going when baseball season is here for the kids and, unfortunately, my quilting hits the back burner. I did finally get my binding sewn onto this quilt and I think it looks great. Honestly, I usually tend to pick out binding that pulls some sparky color out of the quilt, but this time I kept it low key on purpose. Very tough for me to do believe it or not.:)