Remember this? Well, I knew this wouldn't take long to make and I was right. I finished the top yesterday in a couple of hours. It took much longer than usual because I dawdled. And because I decided to expand my fabric choices to include more than just those scraps in my one go-to freezer bag of 1800's repros. That meant taking down plastic bins and moving them around, so I probably spent thirty minutes just moving stuff around . . . searching, searching, searching for just the right 2-1/2" square scrap! I am so OCD. Really, I had to remind myself this was an EXERCISE, not an exam! So here is what I came up with:
I like it. I decided to arrange it en pointe, as you can see. I found the corner fabric in my stash (I have way too much fabric, friends) and there's plenty for the backing. Actually, I think I have about five yards of the stuff. For some reason it is reading grey and blue, but it is actually more of a khaki and blue; a nice, substantial cotton of unknown vintage.
The reason it isn't quilted and 100% finished yet is because I didn't think I liked the corner fabric and I was about to pull out all the stitches and try another fabric, but decided to take a photo first thinking I might ask for opinions. My Color Muse (Sabryin) was off doing some sort of errand, otherwise I would have left it up to him. He has one fantastic eye for color. Anyway, as soon as I saw it on the preview screen, I changed my mind about changing my mind. It's a keeper. So, I will now start on the quilting.
What do you think?