Today I put the finishing touches (almost) on the quilt top. I say almost because I have decided to make one more small change to the very bottom of the picture….something just doesn’t look right and I want to play with it a bit more.
The biggest task for today was to add the 8-point star blocks that are required for the guild challenge. I thought that this was going to be an easy task, but I had a hard time deciding which fabrics to use. I kept adding different colors and not being happy with any of them……
….then it dawned on me that the blocks could be rotated so that the diagonal set would be on top……
In the end, I used a series of different fabrics to create the tiles and the final piece looked like this……
I normally don’t put a border on my “picture” quilts, but I think that this one needs to be reigned in with a border. I have a piece of hand dyed fabric that is mostly black with some small lines of blue here and there and I think that I will use that for the border.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get the top finished and get it basted and ready to start quilting…..will see if I get that far!!
Today, I spent about 4 hours just fixing small problems and adding some details to the piece.
I decided that I wanted to change one of the window designs so ended up drawing a “floweresque” design instead of the circles in the original photo……
The design doesn’t pop much, but I think that I kind of like the subtleness of it. And, if I don’t, I will add some more pop with the quilting.
This is where I ended for the day…..
And I have to ask…..does anyone else work in this sort of mess????…..
I mentioned last time that I still needed to piece the 8 pointed star blocks, and one of my fellow guild members (Sylvia) reminded me that I didn’t HAVE to piece it, but could applique it instead…..good thought!! By the way, click HERE to see Sylvia’s entry in the challenge. I LOVE her creativity!!
Oh, and one more thing…..have I mentioned that this has to be finished by next Tuesday??? Yikes!!!