Wednesday, August 17, 2011
At Last, Something to Show!
Like many others in the USA, it's been too hot to do much of anything, but I've been plugging away at this simple quilt.
I ventured outside my boundaries a little and made rings in 4 of the 12 blocks. Not sure if I like them or not but this project DOES have all the wedge seams butting perfectly. If you want the rings to show, using the same strata, you need to have an odd number of strips, and the middle strip will stand out as a ring. I used (finished inches) 2, 1,1,1,1,1,2 for my strips.
I have another quilt this size (below), 12 blocks, and while different colors, it's one of my favorites, and well used.
This blue/white/ tan one is about 60" x 76" It's leaning towards nautical - those little figures on light tan or little sailors, at the helm. Cute! I'm thinking waves in various forms but I DO like to vary the patterns - can't stick with one idea in my head! LOL
The border decision was a no brainer, after a friend suggested it to me! 8-)) Thanks Jody (Goddess). They all mitered perfectly.
The garage is nicely swept out, thanks DH, so maybe this weekend will be a basting day, but only if it cools down