Saturday, March 6, 2010

Turn them this way and that way...

Today I had a Cottage Workshop class so that ladies who had participated in the Cottage Swap could  come and start working on putting them together. I had come up with some simple trees, so made patterns for them and shared those today too. Most of them worked on the paperpieced tree since they aren't as comfortable with paperpiecing.

Tonight I have been working on the 30's print baby quilt.  I turned some of the blocks around to make a more interesting arrangement. I was tempted to go find some more fabrics to spice this quilt up, as it seems like they are kind of blendy, but I resisted. The whole purpose was to USE UP, not ADD TO!
I sewed a bunch of the leftover strips together. I think I will make a piano key border with them. I need something to separate the quilt body from the border. I think yellow might be nice, since there is a lot of yellow in the other prints. Or maybe lavendar, as there is only one lavendar in the quilt. Or green, I really like green.

4 comments:

Patty said...

That's really cute. I think a yellow border would look good. But I'm like you, I like just about all greens. What size are the strips you started with?

Sharon said...

Wow, that is cute! And a great use for the scraps. That's a neat pattern...may have to try that! I like the blocks done like this rather than all going the same direction. ;)

Any of those colors would work for an inner border. I love green a lot lately too.

Barb said...

I really like the colors you have been choosing for both quilts....love them!

Fiesta said...

Beautiful. It screams Spring hurry up and get here please.