Williamsburg Beauty was giving me fits and starts. It was turning too dark to the point that I couldn’t find any color green for stems and vines that would show up well. I decided it was time for the seam ripper to get to work while it was still easy to take some borders off and go for a new look – what caused this change was the fabric I found on the shelf yesterday – I knew I wanted to use it in this quilt but some of the brown had to come off. Sometimes you have to just finally admit to yourself that your quilt is not going as you wanted it to and the color choices made might not be right. I really wanted the quilt to work out how I had been planning it but it just wasn’t.
This is the fabric I am talking about.
First off all I had was a yard of this fabric – two pieces (1 yard of each) the print here below are the same color but the border print is different color so I didn’t want to cut into that second yard right now seeing as they were only 36 inches long I would have had to do some cutting and piecing anyhow.
The print is sewn in place the brown borders are pinned to the wall and I will work on them today. A totally different look then what you saw a couple days ago – the little hexie flowers might still go somewhere but will probably end up on another project – they will not be wasted.
The last strips around I pinned in place to see what they would look like – if I use them I will need to cut the final two strips off of that yard of fabric for the bottom border.
A close up – I still plan on more borders – maybe a pieced border next on a light background – I still like those diamonds that were on one of the medallion quilts that I shared earlier in the week.
I rolled The Final Frontier down and looky, looky – the end is finally in sight!! This quilt has been flying along – I will be joining Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and the gang at some point today for some hand quilting and maybe some stitching on the snowman which hasn’t been touched much since I got all the pieces stapled in place. I am also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Tweety Loves Quilting.
Craftsy is having a sale on supplies – this sale ends October 16 at midnight. You will find that since they redid their web page and from the many sales they have had over the last six months or so that a lot of products are out of stock. Sale ends tonight. Thank you to all who order through my links I do appreciate it.