Monday, January 20, 2014

So Much To Do, Part II

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?

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind the corner fabric. It works, since a variation of the same color is in the blocks.