Monday, January 27, 2014

Designing on the Wall

For those who wondered if I am still arranging and re-arranging those brightly colored hand-pieced sunflower-style blocks on my design wall ... after moving them around (a lot) I did sew them together a week ago or so.


This weekend, I added the inner border blocks, by trial and error (the rejects are out of frame of the photo). I still need three more 4-patch corners before I move onto my plan for the outer border.

Grace Hopper, the photo-bombing cat, had just jumped in my chair to prevent me from sitting until I took care of something for her.  I think she found the little dot of light my camera produced more interesting than the quilt I was trying to photograph.

Look closely and you can see the paper sketch in the upper right corner.

After seeing a product placement post on someone's blog for triangles on a roll, I immediately had two thoughts:
  1. It would be a great way to make the spiky border I envisioned.
  2. The commercial product would most likely not be available in the size I needed, nor would I be likely to find it in Santa Fe. 
So, I drew my own, perfectly proportioned for my quilt ... now all I have to do is print a bunch of foundations, glue-stick them together to create segments for each side and get busy paper piecing the border. 

I don't know if this will be finished in time to be officially counted as a Lovely Finish this month, but I'm happy enough with the progress, that, either way, it will truly be lovely to me.

7 comments:

Elaine M said...

Wonderful so far and love the direction you are going in.

Terri said...

Love it! and the outer border is just right.
Hugs

Bridget said...

I've printed out some paper piecing templates for some New York Beauty arcs, and hope to get started on them this spring. Your gorgeous quilt makes me want to start now!

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous - love everything about it!

Gari in AL said...

Oh, this is a wonderful quilt. It would make me smile every time I crawled under it.

Jill @ I Rather Quilt said...

The sunflower-style blocks are beautiful! I think you were very clever on how you decided to do a spikey border. I look forward to seeing more progress. No need to rush. Enjoy the process.

Melinda said...

I love your blocks! The border is looking great. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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