|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 13, 2011 at 4:35 PM|
It's Wednesday and time for a work-in-progress update! It's been a couple of weeks since I've done one. I'm linking up today at Esther's Blog and at Freshly Pieced. Check 'em out and see what everyone else is doing!
I actually accomplished a fair bit this past week. I made my blocks for the Farmer's Wife Sampler and got ahead of the game in the Kaleidoscope quilt along at Don't Call Me Betsy's. Not only did I piece my twelve kaleidoscope blocks, I also put them together into the quilt top and just finished sewing the border on today.
The border I used is the rest of the border I'd originally cut for Elizabeth's Sampler. Just as the grey and pink made that quilt look extremely washed out, it had the effect of toning down the bright colours in the kaleido blocks. On the former quilt it had an undesirable effect; on the latter quilt it has a desirable balancing effect.
Now - what to do for backing? That'll be the next decision since I've already decided how I'm going to quilt it. I have enough fabric in my stash to use - it's just a question of seeing what exactly is there.
A few photos:
The triangles randomly laid out on the floor before sewing began.
A block sewn together: multiply by twelve. I'm glad I chose to do the baby quilt!
completed top with border sewn on