Friday, May 28, 2010

The Bottom Half

Here's the bottom half of the quilt I'm making for the BASICS Quilt Gather:

I had to put together several new blocks to flesh out this section. I didn't want a preponderance of liberated stars or Shoo Fly or Churn Dash blocks so I sifted through my smaller orphan blocks, framed up a couple of those, and combined others into whole new blocks. I also took the opportunity to play with a few other block patterns. This one, according to my block book, is a variation on Mrs. Taft's Choice or Double X:

The 12" blocks are now a flimsy. I don't have a picture of the whole thing yet. But I did get out my 6" Bow Ties to see about creating border rows at the top and bottom of the quilt.

This is the bottom half of the quilt again, but turned around so I could audition Bow Ties. I think this will work.

I had to go out to pick up refills of some of my meds this morning. The clinic has recently been enlarged. That means fumes from new paints and floor finishes. In spite of their efforts to minimize toxic offgassing the five minutes I spent in the building was enough to practically immobilize my brain. My LQS is a few blocks away and they're having a big sale this weekend (as much to make room for new bolts as any other reason!). I went in to look for possible backing and/or border fabrics for this quilt and for my scrappy Trip Around the World. I found something pretty quickly for the back of this quilt but after that my mind was too muddled to make decisions with confidence. It's so frustrating! I managed to bring home five additional yards of fabric anyway, I just don't know how wise my choices were. {sigh}

I'm going to need a name for this quilt too. Anyone got any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Sue, this is another dynamic quilt. I love that you combine so many different blocks. I would call it Quilt Medley, or Quilt Hash even. The bow tie blocks are a great border, I never would have thought of that.

    I've bookmarked the Basics Quilt Gather page--it's a great cause.

    Enjoy your weekend.


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