Monday, May 24, 2010
This my completed scrap challenge top. Plan to hand quilt using big stitch and circles. I am completely thrilled with it. ONce they arrived I couldn't stop working on it until it was done. If I had had to choose my own fabrics, I would probably still be choosing. Too many to choose from.
These are the scraps left from my scrap challenge quilt. On the left are a few pieces that will go into the regular scrap pile. Considered an asymmetrical, darker solid border, but couln't find the fabric I was looking for. I considered it an omen and the quilt will go borderless.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I am post this quilt as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I chose it because it was recently completed. Although it started out as a scrap quilt, it turned into a color study. It reminds me of the muted colors of a fall evening by the lake.
I used my Tri-Rec tool for the first time. I enjoyed using it full size as a block on its own. I probably with use it to make other variations.
The hardest part was the inner border. I wanted a light stripe for the narrow inner border. I searched my fabrics till this one jumped out at me. It is a striped batik. The stripe is like a watercolor and very softly defined.