Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday's Progress

Thanks for all of the terrific suggestions of what to do on this border. I really nearly went with a pastel color, but then quickly caught hold of my senses. I think I really like the dark blue (actually it is 2 dark blue fabrics progressively deeper towards the outer edge). I did use a little of the dreaded pink to put a small stripe across the top edge of the flower pot. It seemed a little hypocritical of me to put down the "rules" of the round robin, and to then just ignore them when I didn't like what I had to play with! I am not finished with it - I need to experiment on another piece of fabric with my trapunto quilting. I may either embroider some tone-on-tone ferns or swirls into the pots or do the swirls in trapunto quilting. The person that does the quilting on this block can just avoid where I have done the trapunto. I have only done trapunto by hand so I need to play with my machine a little. It's not as bad as I thought it'd be, but I don't love it either.
Here's something I played with this afternoon also. ...little kaleidoscope blocks. For what?? Not sure yet. My 1/4 yard of this fun stripe fabric only made 7 of these 4.5 hexagons.


jovaliquilts said...

Thanks for sharing the finished block! It was fun to watch you make all your decisions. Have fun with the hexagons!

marisa said...

Lovely border block .Ciao

Laila said...

You are so great. A lovely work.Have a great day... ;-)