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Monday, July 17, 2006

Another One in the Works


Here is what I have been doing the last couple of days. It is all from scraps using a pattern from Karen Alexander's book, Stack a New Deck. Super easy to do but I did manage to cut a couple of the stacks wrong. One mistake equals eight mistakes because you are cutting a pile of eight. The good thing about using scraps is that you can use the mistakes somewhere else.
I probably should have spent a bit more time arranging the blocks. There is a bit of a light area and the top right corner has a couple of blocks the same too close together.
I still like the scrappy look of it and because the fabrics are all kind of old it has an old fashioned flowery look that I like. I am thinking of a fairly wide border in the navy blue the same as the setting triangles. I was going to put a light inner border but I think I like the sawtooth look by having just the darker one. I'll try both on the design board tomorrow.

8 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I like how it looks, and wouldn't rearrange it at all -- sometimes we "over think" a scrap quilt in its layout, instead of letting that be "scrappy" too....

Mrs. Moody said...

I would have gone with a thin border of a different color first tpp if you hadn't mentioned the sawtooth edges... hmmm

Ali Honey said...

Looks great joyce. I have that book too but haven't made anything from it yet.

Cynthia said...

Very nice quilt. I like the colors.

KCQuilter said...

I really love the arrangement of color! It has a random look which I like a lot!

ForestJane said...

Don't call it a mistake, call it a matching pillow of slightly different design, for eye appeal... :)

Katie said...

Love it! Super color sceme.

Rae said...

Joyce, thanks for stopping by my blog. I just became aware that you visit me frequently. Or realtivly frequently. I also read your blogs often.

I look forward to more chatting with you.

Rae