Saturday, April 28, 2018
Getting toward the end
The batik has areas that pick out both the grey and some of the other colors.
I had to piece the grey one-inch strip but selected it as it is a bit calming to the inner clutter of fabrics.
From yesterday I added a four-inch border of the batik. I was thinking to end it with a black binding to kind of tie it all together.
Then, today while skyping with two of my daughters, There was a "let us see what you are doing" moment. Well, it might be nice to have a bright yellow on the outside.
My goodness, this changes the character all together.
It sure brightens it up ... but, ... do I want it that bright? It is already a good size. 79 x 80 when I add the binding. That means whatever border beyond the batik will probably be tucked under and covered by a pillow. so ... I am wondering if I really want to bother. I kind of like the way the grey quiets it down and don't think a black binding would work with that yellow.
Anyway, tomorrow is choir and a bunch of meetings, then an early to bed so I can get out by 4am for rice delivery and school. I am going to have time to mull this all over.
I can't quilt on the train so now I must start prepping something else for take-along work... Though, in truth, now that the trains have turned on the air-conditioning, a warm quilt on my lap would be no worse than carrying a jacket everywhere I go.