Sunday, February 19, 2012


In my last post, I vented my frustration at not being able to find a suitable pattern for the fabrics I had looked forward to using in a "special" quilt, and I had pulled out the blues and some yellows in my "leftovers" boxes and began to piece a log cabin quilt. Here is the result:

I used a straight furrow setting and am rather pleased with the results.
And all those lovely fabrics I pictured in my last blog post? And my frustration at not finding a suitable patttern in which to use them? After a lot more deliberation, I finally settled on a pattern called "Windflowers," and got to work cutting out the pieces. Laying them out on my design wall, I called in my "quilt advisor and quality control man" whose critical eye was not yet satisfied with the combination of two of the fabrics. Reluctantly agreeing that he was right again, I re-arranged the pieces, which produced a more satisfactory result, but it also necessitated another shopping trip to buy the extra fabric needed for the new design. To make a long story short, I finally put together the top.
I think perhaps it needs another border, but I'm happy with the results so far. The ironic part is that I've only used just one of the original seven fabrics!
Does it need another border and if so, what would you suggest?
Meanwhile I think I'll take a break from the traditional and those other six fabrics and return to my fabric art.
Stay posted!