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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Snakes!



I finally found a dark border that I can live with. It looks black but it actually has tiny leaf prints. I wanted a touch of green but couldn' t find exactly what I had in mind. This one was on the half price shelf so that was a bonus. I'm not sure if you can see the pattern in the photo. It's hard to take a good closeup with our dinosaur digital camera.


I have some green that looks like snake skin so I thought I'd carry the jungle theme into the border by appliqueing (by machine) snakes there. I had a closer photo but for some reason Blogger took a dislike to it and refused to load it.
I took Lily from Cascade's advice and put on an orange border before the dark one . I really like the way it goes with the pink, surprisingly. Thanks Lily.
I also got a green print for the backing. Both the new pieces are in the washer right now so as soon as that is done I'll get to the snakes. After the snakes are on and the borders attached I think I will finally be ready for quilting.

7 comments:

meggie said...

What a brilliant idea the snakes are! Perfect. I like the orange too.
I managed to get some fabric cut to start another quilt...& then ran out of steam, as the sweat ran out me!

& I wonder what the hell Blogger is up to? It wouldnt let me in at all to begin with, then refused to cooperate once I did connect.

Alena said...

Wow! I absolutely love your village quilt top - and those snakes are just another great element to add! What great colors -you made my evening!!! Thanks for sharing...

quiltpixie said...

the snakes are a great idea to get the green you wanted!

Libby said...

The snakes are inspired - the fabric is perfect.

Jane Ann said...

Oh, Joyce, this has been such fun--we get to participate in the making, but you do all the work! LOVE the black, the snake(s), and especially love the orange. But what a tease you are. I hope you'll let us see the whole thing soon.

Carol said...

The orange is perfect, it really gives the triangles a good finish at that point and then the snakes will be fabulous. What a perfectly original quilt you've made it.

anne bebbington said...

Wicked snakes!!! this will be one super quilt :o)