Time to step back into the Workshop at Naptime Quilter!
It has taken me two weeks to decide on the border and finish the top of my disappearing nine patch quilt.
Thanks to all for the wonderful comment and suggestions!
The general consensus was that the blue was too dark
and too much of a contrast
against the explosion of color.
I whole heartedly agree.
This seemed to be the least offensive shot of all my choices.
I played with other options and found a rather nice
magenta batik that worked very well.
I also tried the piano key approach that was suggested.
I cut my 5" squares in half,
(because I wasn't cutting anymore stash!)
but they just didn't seem wide enough to make a statement.
I will piece them into the back of this lovely lavender
fabric to finish off this wedding quilt.
So are you ready for the finished border???
Are you wondering what I choose?
Without further delay, drum roll please!
and they did the job! My magenta border contains the chaos,
and the extra row of blocks finishes it off nicely.
My question for you this week is about batting . . .
I usually use Warm & Natural cotton batting, but this week tried a wool batting.
I use the spray baste with the cotton and it works really well,
but on the wool, it just didn't hold at all.
Half way through quilting, I was getting puckers and sliding,
so I had to stop and pin everything in a million places.
The quilt came out better than I thought it would when I was cursing
about the sliding, so I am happy.
Here is the question, what is your preferred method of basting?
on another note . . . .
Has anyone seen the rascally ground hog?
What's the verdict?
Yeah I know dream on and don't put your shovel away!