Tuesday, February 19, 2013

wow - a whiteout!



No visibility on Monday but it looks like business as usual now although things got a bit blurry with the wedding quilt.  Again!  :(

Last Friday I did a major errand run and as I was not happy with the wedding quilt I decided to try a compatible green and a plain white for the final border.  I washed up the fabric.  I ironed and added some spray starch and began cutting.


I think the white dots on the one green  are distracting. The tone on tone floral is the better choice even if a bit lighter than the ones already in the top.  I was thinking the edges could kinda fade out. I cut someof the white. Oye, so glad I didn't do all of the pieces as they are way too stark to my way of thinking.  I am NOT going back to any more stores to look.  I have done that at least three times previously and  there are no better choices.  :(  Now I've had some yardage of a similar look to the floral but I had just discounted it because it has blue and not aqua.  But I was desperate and ...


I think it can work.


I also replaced the striped pink for the darker solid. I had too much texture with diagonal lines that I had somehow never noticed.  :O  I think when I restarted this old wip I had just kept telling myself it was okay and forging ahead.  But I have learned that it is better to admit I don't like it before I have way more to 'fix' than I am comfortable fixing.  lol
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A bit more of the white stuff!


The lady in the pet shop brought a white cockateil out for the grand kiddies to see up close and personal.


Nice, but my dear namesake told me later she'd rather have a snake!  snort!  This was while the grand son was trying to catch the goldfish!  :O   The kiddies luv the outing.  It is just me that becomes the fast moving white blur!  


I am discovering how to use white.  The big brush Pitt artist pen arrived in my local store and I can hardly wait for the new distress paint.  Dylusions has a very cool white spray I want to try as well.

The 'puter is off to the spa tomorrow.  I  will be sleeping on the new fabric choices but I think this will be as good as it is gonna get.

Bloggers are always a helpful bunch so I'll be considering all the comments and as always I recommend the creative bunch at The Needle and Thread Network.

9 comments:

HollyM said...

I think that floral with roses works fine. Is that the one you mean? I would agree with the stripe maybe being distracting. I can't see it and I don't notice any white dots on my screen either. Your choices look good.
Love the journal page. Now I want one of those pens too!

thesewinggeek said...

If you don't like what the border will look like than you will not be happy with it.
I keep thinking that I want to play and make journal pages with inks and spray's etc. but I think I have so many things to accomplish that I will hold off for now.lol It is so tempting to go buy something....

Dolores said...

Either go with your gut instinct or just put it away for a few days and re-visit it. You may find a solution and something that looks just right
What fun for the little ones - to have a bird up close and personal.

Createology said...

All of your whiteouts are creative fun. We had a whiteout today...6 inches of snow. Your little namesake wants a snake?!! How about a hamster? My daughter did both of these and many other pets...of which I am not very good about animals. May I suggest you put on a blindfold and finish this quilt. It is fabulous and very special!!!
Blissful creative splendor dear...

rtquilter said...

Wow, elle! You HAVE been working hard. i do not like ripping out or "froggin" as my DD says ( rip it, rip it!) love the wedding quilt. It has a look of Monet about it. Very pretty!

M-R Charbonneau said...

I can't see the issues you were with that green, but I too have learned that it's better to be doing the fixin' while the fixin's good! Love your Dylusions piece -- very cool!

Susan Being Snippy said...

I am just plain impressed with the whole thing and I do agree that the printed blue floral goes very nicely. This is only a project for an advanced quilter!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I'm with Susan Elle....and I love what you're doing with the paint....very neat!

Forget the snake....our second son had a few way back....they grow too fast; and can get dangerous. unless; of course, you buy something that stays little....they have no emotion to be a pet either....I vote for puppy.....lol

Regina said...

What a lot of trouble you go through to find more fabric. In your place I'd transformed that ufo into a throw. Your perseverance is inspiring, good luck!