Sunday, May 11, 2008
Quilt Queries Answered
This one is for Miss Sirryha....started as a little something to wrap her in at night when taking her in and out of the car....but now I see it as more of a playmat and all around "her blankie!" I can't wait to do a photo shoot of her perched atop this in the grass - blowing bubbles together!! The photos don't do the colors justice...they are VERY vibrant. And I decided against yellow for the backing.....going to go with the paler teals/greens for a backing and binding. Also bought some varigated teal DMC cotton pearl floss to tie off all the corners.....just to add a little extra texture.
Did not do any sashing - just stitched all the blocks together -- 5 across, 7 down. The blocks are 8 inch squares. (Started with 36 nine inch squares....as you cut and stitch the pieces, the blocks whittle down an inch.) I want to do an embroidered "made with love" patch for the back....but the quilting will just be real simple, since there is so much going on with the fabrics on front.
Note to self: it was so HARD for me to keep cutting down these fabrics! Felt like I was loosing the beautiful patterns....so either start with LARGER squares (so each section is bigger) - or - stick to smaller prints. Lots of options here, it was hard to decide where to stop cutting, but in the end I am happy with the overall piece now that the top is done.
Will post more pics when it is all done! Thanks for looking and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!