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Friday, October 12, 2007

Merry Sunshine

I have started quilting Sweet Dreams but it doesn't show much yet. I have put shingles on most of the houses. I can only quilt for a short time before getting frustrated with it so I am working on Merry Sunshine at the same time.



I tried the rising sun and I think I like the look of it but I am not happy with the blue. I will either buy or dye some that is lighter and brighter. This one is too turquoise and too dark. I don't have any fabric on hand that appeals to me for this part of the sky. I guess it's another trip to the quilt store. Sigh. I will still need something on the bottom to balance the huge sun on the top. I'm not sure what that will be. I had thought of bordering the whole thing with black and white. Now that the top seems to want to be round, that won't be an option. I guess it will tell me what it wants when the time comes.

14 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I really like the round top. A saw tooth border may work for the sides and bottom.

dot said...

This is just tooo cute. You are very clever. I think sew a you go is for you.

Quilt Pixie said...

that sun will be stunning with the right blue in it!

carmel said...

i like that ! the top looks so cool!
maybe the bottom could be a similar shape but two tones of grass or even a garden with stripes of different veggies (going with the farmer theme...)
anyway, i really like the sun bit - cool!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

picket fence or checkerboard? I like the sun, blue doesn't seem the wrong color on my monitor, but I know the colors are never quite the same as in life. good luck.

ForestJane said...

How much more do you plan to add to the bottom?

The only things I can think of to go with the theme are... a long row on the bottom with a rumpled bed, still unmade... or a row of breakfast things. Orange juice, eggs, milk, cereal, bowl of oatmeal, etc. lol

Cascade Lily said...

Joyce - it's inspired! Well done. I don't think I've seen a round top on a quilt before! Excellent!

Fiona said...

Oh fabulous! The blue looks great on my screen, but is probably way off the colour in real life. A round top will be really cool.

Katie said...

Looking soooo good. The people are wonderful. So much fun to play with various colors for the sunshine and find just what you love. I would want to try differnet yellows, I think. I never know until I see them.

Elaine Adair said...

You have such a delightful sense of design and color! This is just CUUUUTEEEEEE!

meggie said...

I love that round top! I will be perfect.

Libby said...

Oooh - I really like it! I even like the blue . . . I don't seem to use blue a lot, but that is a nice shade *s*

ROZ said...

Yes, I agree with you, a lighter shade of blue, maybe.
good Morning!

Dawn said...

I love the round top! And I don't think you need much on the bottom. maybe a small strip or something, but I like it the way it is! I love how you did this!