Friday, June 08, 2012
RED, top nearly completed
I'm adding the border today - these pieces are only laid down - some of them need adjustment in length. I had planned another similar border, but it was getting too large. This one will be about 63 x 75. Blocks are 6 inch finished, first light border finishes as 1.5, triangles finish at 3, and last border finishes at 3. If you are new to triangles for a border, be sure you plan the layout first before sewing them - sometimes those little rascals trick you!
For those of you who struggle with color choices, what fabrics?, will this match,? is that too light?, etc. The only fabric that I had questions about, was a pinky/yellow-y Valentine heart-type fabric and you guessed it, it's the piece that gives the quilt punch and interest. So, LESSON # 846, don't fuss and fiddle and overthink your fabric choices -- pick a pallette and then JUST GOOOO FOR IT! IMHO, this quilt BEGS to be scrappy!!! You simply need lights and darks.
All fabric was from stash. 8-) This is sometimes called Jewel Box, or Buckeye Beauty, Quiltville has one called Blue Ridge Beauty. This is a VERY versatile block, so simple, yet design options are endless! I've used it for a great border.