Monday, July 13, 2015
Three Quilts in Progress
First - my obsession. I've finished and squared the kites. I had planned to add a couple of inches of green as a border, but now that I have it cut, I may just bind it as is. I am swinging between a green or yellow binding. The yellow really frames it, but I think the green may be better. The edge just fades away and your attention is drawn to the middle.
I am loving this quilt. I need to find wall space to hang it when it's done.
quilt on Kat and Cat Quilts. Scrappy strings and it looked like a braid. Love that! I've made up 23 triangles so far, and a few more are still in the works. There's enough pieces I could probably make a table runner from it. Not sure if that's what I want to make. I may continue to sew more and see where it goes. I'm stingy when cutting my selvages - they're often 1/2" to 3/4" wide. I will have to cut them a bit wider if I want to use them in more string blocks.
Last - new fabric for the summer quilt, washed, ironed and ready to go. Once again, my camera cannot get these colors right (although it seems to have captured the green-blue blocks correctly). The new fabric is a pale honeydew melon color. It's quite bright and cheery; so much better than the tan. I spent quite a while searching for the perfect fabric (tons of bolts at Fabric Place Basement!), and this was my favorite. There was a brief moment after I laid it all out at home that I worried I picked the wrong fabric again. It is beautiful up close, but has no texture at a distance. But I can work with this. I've got some ideas already.
So the summer quilt is my main focus once again. Think I can finish it before September? I may have to split my time between this and the kite quilt. I want to finish that one in time to submit to the Topsfield Fair.