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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Almost Done!


Today I made the last two snakes and sewed them on to the borders. Now all I have to do is sew the borders on. The next big question will be how to quilt it. I probably have to get some more batting before I start, so I will probably not get at the quilting right away. I had planned to do something fairly interesting on the houses, like pebbles on the driveway and shingles on the roof. I am thinking of some kind of leaves around the snakes too. This may all change when I actually start quilting. I had planned to quilt the houses first and then add the borders but in the heat of the moment I forgot. I may cut the batting in three pieces as was suggested by Keryn at Quilting Twin. I have Machine Quilting in Sections by Marti Mitchell and she goes into detail about that method.

15 comments:

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

What a perfect finish to this top - and I don't even like snakes! You really put all the different elements together beautifully to make one cohesive statement. Love the wild bright colors. Do you have any idea how you want it quilted?

Fiona said...

The dark outer border is perfect, this has turned out really well. Looking forward to seeing what you do when you quilt it.

meggie said...

This is a magic quilt Joyce! I could look at it for hours, & never get tired of it. The colours are wonderful.

Pam said...

A perfect border for you houses - snakes. Love it. It really is a great and creative, colourful quilt!

Carol said...

Joyce, this quilt is so completely unique, it's brilliant! What a lot of love has gone into it.

Molly said...

The snakes on the black set your quilt off beautifully....what will you do for binding?---more black to blend with the border? or will you bring the pink/orange out to the edge?

Faith said...

what a dream picture this is absolutely gorgeous, are you going to machine quilt this or hand quilt it? keep on going Joyce I will keep looking

comicbooklady said...

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight" even if they sleep in houses! Earlier you asked for words to add to your quilt. This song keeps coming to my head when I see your quilt. I love the snakes!

Elaine Adair said...

So cool! I've been following this project as I am working on a Row x Row, that has houses and many other items on it. A little similar. I tried wonky houses for the first time and decided mine were too large, so ... lesson learned. Your's are smaller and seem to work better that size.

I love looking at it, which to me, makes it a winner!

Meredith said...

I have been watching your quilt grow. I like it and I am interested to hear about what designs will be used in the quilting.

ForestJane said...

That looks great!

I think the snakes in the dark border add just the right amount of interest. :)

Rae said...

I like your boarder. The snakes are great.

Lily said...

Joyce you're certainly on a roll at the moment. It's looking gorgeous!

Darcie said...

LOVIN' IT, JOYCE!!!

Shelina said...

Joyce this is a great quilt. So cheerful and creative. I like the idea of adding even more elements with the quilting. Great job!