Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Ties That Bind, Day Three

So... I went to Tiny Stitches on Sunday afternoon, while hubby and Kay were having Daddy/Daughter time.

The store was nearly empty, which worked out well for me, because I wound up trying out about 20 different bolts to find the right fabric for my quilt. Here are some of the things that DIDN'T work. I was looking for an alternative to the royal blue I went in thinking I might need.

Ultimately, this purply blue batik gave me the best results. I thought it might be TOO strong. Perhaps I needed to just do another yellow border and save the blue for binding? I decided to store it all for a couple of days and then lay it out again. I cut strips 3.5" wide and laid it out again yesterday morning. I laid it out in the front entry hall, so that I would see it as I went through my day. (Thank goodness that Smudge has trained himself to not walk on quilt layouts.)

I like it. So I've sewn all the strips to the triangles. Four more seams to go and I'm done.

1 comment:

*karendianne. said...

What an amazing quilt! I was just passing thru via Quilt Studio ring and this one really caught my eye.

Splendid work. Lovely Blog. Undeniable. *karendianne. www.leehaven.com