Friday, June 24, 2016

Guided by the Stars

I've had my head down, working on two separate projects this week. When I wan't suffering from debilitating physical circumstances that is. Let me express my appreciation for the positive feedback I've received on recent work. I haven't been able to face a computer screen most of the week.

To begin with I finished up the child's quilt top I was building out of my Parts Department. This is how it looked when last you saw it:


Those postage stamp stars in the corners of the ship round bothered me. They seemed too big and awkward in those positions. My first thought was to carry the blue of the water under the ships around the corners. That made it imperative that I use smaller blocks in the corners. I considered my 6" Shoo-fly blocks but they also seemed too large and somehow inappropriate. So I quickly made up 4" pinwheels out of scraps.


Oh yes, much better!



This is the completed flimsy. The quilt will measure about 40" wide by 56" long. I also made backs for this one and the heart medallion top I created a week or so ago. All we need now is batting. (Honestly, sometimes making backs is more challenging than piecing quilt tops!)

I'm linking this post to the RSC party this weekend over at SoScrappy since this top features blocks made out of my rainbow scrap blocks. Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the other project I've been playing with. ;- )




16 comments:

Nancy J said...

I love those pinwheels, they seem to be waving at the ships as they sail by. At least, that is what me eyes see. Take care, rest up, and hope all is well with you so soon.

margaret said...

pin wheels work beautifully mind you I am a bit of a pinwheel fan quilt looks super

Kate Chiconi said...

Definitely better, event though I love the postage stamp stars! You're right, it's lighter and the pinwheels are blowing wind into the ship sails :-)

scraphappy said...

Always fun to see the wheels churning through the design process. I really like the way that the blue frame separates the center section, especially the HST units in the corners. Such a fun collection of colors.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I really thought that I like the original layout, but you found a way to improve upon the design. Nice work!!

desertskyquilts said...

I had the same feeling about those blocks, and I really love what you did instead. This is a terrific top!

Angie said...

The sailboat quilt top is adorable! Great way to set all the different blocks together!

Sally T said...

What a wonderful quilt top. I love that the scraps get sent to the parts department and then to the quilt factory.

LA Paylor said...

sailing by the stars for sure. I just watched a show on exploring viking crystals to sail by. LeeAnna

Quiltdivajulie said...

Excellent call on the changes you made -- the pinwheels are perfect!

PaulaB quilts said...

I think this is the best of your block collection quilts. The new layout gives each block room to breathe and it is so nice and airy. Congrats on a great finish

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

This is such a fun, whimsical top ! Congratulations on a lovely finish.

make.share.give said...

Super cute postage stamp stars! Very nice work.

gayle said...

I love how the boats are sailing around that central medallion! Beautiful top you've got there!

katie z. said...

I find backs quite challenging too! I'm working on exhausting the stash, but the pieces are getting smaller...

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your finished flimsy looks great - I love the final layout!