Sunday, July 17, 2011

Quilting Update

Here are all the Yo-Yos I have (19) finished, (1) almost finished as of tonight, and (14) with just centers.  When I am up close to the design wall I think when all the blocks are done I'll have to balance the blocks for color but when I see a picture like this I think the colors look just fine.  Well I am sure I won't be able to resist moving some of those blocks around or at least twisting them around.  I need to make more Yo-Yos I am almost out of them, again.

I have also been working on my Fresh Picked Flowers.  I spent a lot of time thinking about those borders.  I had even thought of a pieced border but the design I liked wouldn't fit the size of the quilt. 

I finally have two borders on.  When I saw the sample the scallops were only one thickness of the white fabric, so you could see the border fabric through the white scallops.  I did not like the look of that.  So I decided to make the scallops double thickness.  This then caused a problem with the direction the border will be pressed because of the thickness in the seam. 

The top border has been removed once. I first centered the scallops on the border after it was together I noticed the scallops where off center to the squares. So I centered them to the squares on the bottom border and that looked better. Of course I hate ripping but it had to be done. It looks better now. I am planning on doing a decorative stitch around those scallops.

I still haven't come up with any great ideas for quilting it.  Those are thoughts for another day.

I also had a lot of fun playing in EQ7 this week, drawing blocks and learning how to rotate photos on a quilt layout.  Those basket are now going the right way.  I also scanned in my fabric I have for the setting triangles and borders.  I think it will be lovely when it is finished.

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

mrsquilt said...

Your projects are all coming along wondefully. I love your yo yo quilt!