So many more ideas were given for the Williamsburg Beauty borders that things have changed up again – the ideas are just pouring in. From those ideas I have come to decisions.
First it was suggested to use two colors for the background of the diamonds so I folded fabric into strips and took a step back to look. I have come to find the best way to decide things is to pin to the wall.
Then someone suggested how about the diamonds end to end! Love it. I think I will keep both of these ideas. These will be much closer to the brown border than it looks in this photo just tacked up.
I pinned some of them across the top and maybe one in the corner – but I don’t like the one in the corner so that one is no longer there. I really prefer the diamonds end to end instead of the way I showed yesterday so this is it for this border!! Decision has been made. I was going to try to put a rusty red narrow border before the diamonds are attached but right now I’m not sure on it – the color is so close to the brown color in shade that it really wouldn’t show up all that much. I might be able to use it later for a narrow border. Now I need to make a bit of diamonds but not as many as I would have needed if I had them lined up like I did yesterday!
Finished the light blue/orange hexie for Handful of Scraps – I will need to get this one back up on the wall – I can work on the diamonds above without it being on the wall so this might go back up for awhile. (you probably won’t see Williamsburg Beauty again until the diamonds are done)
From the last Craftsy sale last week I made a couple purchases for the never ending stash. I like the cover quilt on this book (only bigger of course) but do not have a lot of civil war type fabric in the stash so I got this bundle for about half price. I had a box arrive today in the mail and I love opening up quilting goodies. I got the book a couple months ago for less than half price!
I also got another flannel quilt kit – again for about half price – I haven’t even made the one I got last year but this one will probably be the next quilt I work on – the pattern is easy and I love all these colors. I know I was supposed to be using stash only this year other than backings but I have used a lot of stash so treated myself – and when something is half price it is the time to buy. (I know – like I really need more projects right )
A little glare there in the middle but maybe you can see the pattern a little better? I’m pretty sure it is all squares and rectangles so maybe it will go together quickly? I haven’t taken the time to read the instructions.
Thank you all for all your help in coming to decisions on Williamsburg Beauty I was about ready to toss it back in its box for awhile – now I can get diamonds made and next time you see it hopefully that border will be finished and on to another idea for another border. Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Fort Worth Fabric Studio and A Quilting Reader’s Garden and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Right now you can save on Craftsy Classes $10 off of $30 – I’m not sure how long this sale is taking place for. Make sure you put in the code that they have on the web site.