Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Embracing Little Blue
Here is Little Blue again with all 12 blocks completed and rotated randomly. I can't tell you how much I appreciated all the suggestions for how to "fix" this. I tried a couple of blocks with another color fabric added and that would have really helped the quilt if I had started that way. I simply didn't want to rip it apart and change everything. So all 12 blocks are done. I made a giant red polka dot applique flower that I thought I would add, but that's just what it looks like, an afterthought. (no picture..it was embarrassingly hideous!) I think I need to embrace the gentle colors and to paraphrase Wanda (so wise, she is) all quilts aren't stars. I do like the design of the block and how the outside logs hook in randomly to their mates in the half log cabin part of the block. I'm thinking about a simple white border. I used every inch of the fabric I was given so I need to think about the backing and binding and see what I have. Time to finish it up so it can be on its way to a child at KU Med!