Thursday, February 7, 2013

Piecing is the Plan

In the mood for some piecing, I dug into the boxes of PHD's and came across this Bali Sea
Star I started a while back. Enough was cut that I could do some sewing without straining my sore hand. This brings the block count for this quilt up to 10. I have 5 more cut. The pattern in Kim Brackett's book calls for 20 with a piano key border. I will not finish it like that and I don't know how many blocks I will make. That might depend on how far my background fabric will go. For the border, I may go random strip lengths or not. After the next 5 blocks I will put them all up on the wall and see what other colors I want to use. The others use red and green.
 I set aside the Delectable Mountains. I am undecided about the border. This is what I had planned, but now I think I'd prefer the darker tone-on-tone blue of which I ran out. So tell me, would the blue floral be "too much"?  I'm not keen on  searching out the local quilt shops for a suitable blue. Unless I plan a shop hop with some friends.

We're getting some snow today so it's a good day to sew or bake or quilt or clean. Hmm. I think I will go finish those 5 blocks.


Angie in SoCal said...

Love the blocks, Gayle! With all the white in delectable mountain, I think the blue floral works and ties the whole quilt together. Such lovely quilting you do.

Heather said...

I like the floral border, but I would audition a solid or tone on tone smaller inner border and see how that looks.