I showed this quilt top in my previous post. Here it is in it’s final state, all quilted and bound. I really need work on my feather wreaths, so that is what I did. I was not happy with them, but they aren’t horrible…. I did free hand meander in the ‘crazy patch’ blocks and for the borders just a simple vine and loops.
If you look closely, you can see that the pinwheels are not all turning the same direction. No, I did not plan it that way. I mixed up on sewing the black/white triangle units and when I realized they could become a design element, that’s the way they stayed!
These are blocks from a block swap:
I chose black, yellow & grey for my colors and the Brasstown Star block for my block. I am really loving these colors and the ladies I swapped with did an outstanding job with all the blocks. My next decision will be whether or not to sash between the blocks. I’ve already decided that if I do, I will use a solid black and then border with a black, yellow, grey print of some kind… I need to take a trip to the fabric store and maybe that will help my decision – find the border fabric and go from there.
And here are the first 3 “clues” from the mystery I’ve written:
I wanted a higher contrast between the black background print and the solid green, but I could not find a solid green that blended well enough other than this… The choices were either too bright, too light or too dark. I looked at a couple ‘blenders’ and I felt they were too busy because of the print. I’m hoping that once it all comes together, it works. I need to send Clue #4 off today and start working on those. Remember I’m working this along with the ladies… may be my biggest mistake!!!
I also have a “row along” to add to. Cathy B. from QFC started a “Who’s Next” challenge. She made a row then posted a picture with a “who’s next?” caption. The first person to comment that they were ‘in’, had the row sent to them to add their row, then they post the “who’s next?”… Anyway, I’m person #3 to add and I also have that to work on…. So, guess I’d better get busy….