Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Something of my own

Some of you may remember this from last September.  Boy how time flies when it is winter!...I haven't touched it since before I went to Houston at the end of October until last weekend.  It had been laying around with numbered labels and I just decided I needed a couple "me" days while the kids were still home.  Client quilting resumed on Monday.  Though I do plan to rip apart the center compass and alter it's alignment (aka - it is slightly not centered up and down!), here is the center portion of this next quilt I am working on.  Even though I loathe paper piecing, I do like to have a pieced quilt to work on.  It is generally fast piecing, and easy to make good progress without massive invested hours.  It is definitely colorful, which I am just fine with, but I am constantly thinking about ways to "ground" it so it's not a colorful runaway.
I have the papers printed for the outer border of spikey things.  They will be the colors shown - purple and aquas, but I am playing with the other colors a little to tweak the cohesion.
 I am playing with the color of the outer square ~2" border, considering the deep red, a cherry red and green.  I have also done a small 1/4" bias applique strip in one of the pink fabrics on some of these.
 Each possibility has its merits to the design so I have some thinking to do while I make the NYB sections.
 Who knows, maybe I will get these pieced before summer vacation is over!
 I have a Baltimore Autumn on the frame right now which is occupying most of my working time, but to have the pieces and papers cut and ready, I can sneak a little piecing time here and there.

Do you have a favorite layout, and why?...

6 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hello
I hope you don't mind me commenting but I am wondering why you haven't taken the NYBs right around the corner on the borders? They look out of balance., like they have more spikes on one side than the other. That gap just doesn't look right.

Linda

Karen said...

I absolutely love this . The little outside NYB blocks are perfect.

QuiltShopGal said...

Your quilt is amazing. Total
#CreativeGoodness. I love it. What an interesting design and beautiful fabrics too!

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

April Wells said...

I like the red border where you can see the curves and points better. What software do you use for your quilt patterns?

Virginia said...

Wow stunning quilt. I think I prefer the one with the pop of red for the inner border. It really makes the quilt sing, imho.

LynCC said...

I really like the second from the bottom!