Saturday, February 02, 2008

It's looking like it's supposed to!



Finally, it's coming together. Several bloggers have ASKED me to keep posting my continuous struggle. This has been WORK!

The top photo colors are not accurate, but you can finally see what's happening with the lights, darks, and the shaft of light radiating from the upper left.

The bottom photo colors are close to true. And I LOVE this corner. Three more to go!

The new part is a 2.75 inch (half of the block size) inner border and the colors blend from light to dark. The pieces are joined diagonally, so they hit the seam perfectly - tedious but rewarding. At first the border pieces were approximately 1/3 of each color on each side -- no good at all. Had to redo them to get a pleasing visual ratio.

There may be one more border after this, made up of half square triangles, again, blending in value from light to dark.

I think I'm going to like it! LOL

25 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

It's looking good. I like the border.

Lindah said...

Ohhh, this is going to be stunning! You have a magnificent sense of design and color.

Beth said...

Looks like a show entry to me ::grin::: I love the colors too. Hard work..but worth the effort! WTG!

The Quilter said...

It's getting better and better. The border is wonderful. You should be very proud of yourself, all the work you have put into this one.

Oh, I just remembered the block it reminds me of - Attic Windows. It has that 3D effect.

Morah said...

This is going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Owens Family Adventures said...

It's looking wonderful!!
dawn

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

YOu really have stuck it out with this one and the end result is going to be a great reward! It is looking great - right down to the diagonally pieced borders (you have more patience than I do!!!).

Cheers!

Evelyn

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I like the layout you've chosen the best Elaine. You must be pleased to have made the decision.

Joyce said...

It's looking great. I'm very much enjoying following the process.

Nellie's Needles said...

Yeah! You are doing IT! This looks great and your borders are "taking it further". Kudos!

Kim said...

I've always admired this quilt design, but I had no idea it was a difficult process. Thanks for sharing your progress, you really are doing a fine job.

Kim said...

Do you have a design board for planning your quilt block layout?

I always take a digital photo of my the blocks after I get them on the design board to see what needs moving or to check for errors in layout. They do pop right out for me when I use the camera! Beats unsewing...sigh. :)

Pam said...

Elaine - it is great. And the borders go so well with the final design of the blocks. This is going to be a wonderful quilt. Your sense of color is super. Kudos for hanging in there. I don't think I would have been able to perservere. Make sure and send a picture to Margaret Miller when it is finished. She will love it!

Dawn said...

This is totally amazing! You may be struggling, but it is so worth it! I love it!

paula, the quilter said...

I've seen this book but wasn't tempted to make the quilt. I have been enjoying your quilt, though. Keep the pics coming!

jovaliquilts said...

Wow! I'm liking this! Really spectacular.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! I love it!

julieQ said...

So pretty, then I saw the border and wow!! Just great, Elaine!

meggie said...

This is fun, watching it evolve!
I can understand you must have felt a bit of pressure though! LOL.

Finn said...

It's gorgeous Elaine! A lot of sewing, but so well worth it! Great job! I also do a similar thing with pins and upper left corners...LOL Hugs, Finn

atet said...

It's beautiful -- and after all of this work -- I'm sure you will love it!

Beemoosie said...

So Beautiful!
~Blessings!

Tanya said...

That is so beautiful and I can't imagine all the work it must take!And all the natural artistic talent! And all the self-control to do it the long hard way instead of an anything will do attitude! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Lynda said...

Your border is going to be fantastic! I have bought some dark blue for a border on my blue and yellow sizzling strips quilt, but really want to do something more interesting (like you). It's such a fantastic effect of colour rays, it demends a more interesting border. Back to the drwing board for me, then!

Anonymous said...

Elaine:

Your stories are very entertaining indeed. You are a good story teller and a competent writer.
Keep it up and keep walking into sunshine. Try to persuade DH ALL is good despite the embarassment of falling and getting dirty. It happens to anyone.

Peace, From SC C...