Thursday, July 15, 2010

It is a finish


I am so impressed with myself for keeping up with this BOM project. I must have a lot on my mind because I did have to do some more reverse sewing on the final border. It didn't help that this green looks similar on the back as on the front.


But the dark blocks are back in the right order. That definitely bothered me so absolutely was worth all the hassel of redoing.


I don't care for symmetrical layouts so I did offset the blocks. Then I needed a bit of the periwinkle to pop things. I used a log cabin method to add the borders which really worked against me for taking apart the top to fix the mistake I made. I had to finally remove every sashing piece.

I also wanted 2 greens in the final border. I had thought about making one wider than the other and that could still happen but for now I'm pleased with how things look. The photo looks like the top is wider than it is long but the measurements are showing it really is square.
oops, except that the bottom left hand block is very light and might benefit from a motif to be appliqued to it. I did add a bit of something to one of the earlier pictures so the difference can be seen.
Okay, something is crossed off that everlasting to-do list. What is next? Right! Under all the stuff on the table are some pink baby quilt blocks that needs connecting. And 2 more babies have left the hospital!!! But the sun is also shining today and I have an old shed to empty and a newer one to fill so we can remodel the old one. CHARGE!

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love it!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love the position of the blocks! I'm working on a sampler quilt now and you've given me a great option to work with when I'm putting it together. Thanks!!

Createology said...

Great job elle. You really accomplished a huge task when you consider your time to reverse sew parts and make it just the way you want. Happy creating...

True Blue Nana said...

That looks fantastic. I love the greens! It looks so cool and summery.

Approachable Art said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, Ellen!

KatieQ said...

The thin strip of periwinkle really does add a spark to the border. The quilt looks great.

whatktmadenext said...

I love how this has turned out. Your border fabric choice is so striking!