Friday, April 17, 2015
The blue was just too overpowering and the green contains the same blues, browns, and reds that are in the feature pickle fabric.
Now all the triangles are in place and I like the effect.
Next will be the decision on the border. I am thinking maybe a strip of the light blue with a few insets of other fabrics from the main quilt.
I am planning for a single bed size so I don't want it to go much larger.
I am thinking of two inches all around will be just about right. have only a small amount of the blue left ... not enough to go all the way around. I have varying amounts of the other fabrics ... browns, tans, reds, etc to make it around. If I wanted all blue, I would have to buy more which is not really my plan.
That might cost a bit but it would be faster and easier to sew.
It would take more time ... but time is not really the issue...
It would use up more of my scraps.
It might be complicated to arrange the blues and other fabrics so they are balanced... but I do like the prospect of using up stash ... and some of these fabrics that appear only once might like to have a friend in the border.
I could always finish it with light blue binding.
I love to get advice ... even if I can't follow it all.
The Photinia is a favorite hedge, This is along a fence surrounding a large apartment building.
It gives a lot of privacy and lets in the air.
The shrubs at the bottom come out green and by the time the Photinia turns green, those plants will be a bright red.
I don't know if they are brighter in the spring or the fall ... but I think spring wins.
Maybe that border wants some red too?