Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What if, I was WIPPING...




These aprons are taking way too much of my time and my 'assistant' is not available. The standing at the table is very do-able but I'm thinking the edge foot will make a nicer finish as I attach all the binding to the apron . That will best be done on the sewing machine that is down in the cabinet.

The focus for the week is my daughter's quilts. As her wedding quilt isn't quite ready I offered her this Karla Alexander quilt. The stack, slice, shuffle then sew concept is great for breaking out of the matchy matchy formula for fabrics and colour that I began quilting with. It also is super for keeping the WOW factor up as the blocks begin to go up on the design wall. I am MQing it and then I need to decide on a colour for the binding.

I did take about 5 different pictures. It is a dreary day, the blocks look blurry to me. But it is pretty vibrant with limes, periwinkles, and some teals. hmm, I wonder if the colour should be a light, a medium or a dark???

4 comments:

Approachable Art said...

Nom Nom Nom I love that quilt, Ellen, it's fab.

So, how in the world do I cut fabric off the bolt and have been relatively straight? All my large pieces jog to the right and I lose about 4 inches on either side of the piece when I square them up!

True Blue Nana said...

Yes the blocks are little blurry but I love that quilt. I have not done a stack and slice quilt. I really like the randomness of that quilt. The colors are very springlike.

felicity said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Your daughter is a lucky lady!

I would suggest a dark(er) choice for binding - maybe that dark teal fabric I see toward the centre of your quilt, diagonal from the rust block. A darker colour would frame the quilt nicely, I think.

Createology said...

Such a lucky girl to receive one of your beautiful quilts. That was merely a tease of an apron...more pictures please. :o)