Friday, August 01, 2008
More K Quilt
Here is the K Quilt sewn together but another problem has arisen. It is about 86 X 50 which is very long and narrow. I should have made strips of 14 or 15 half hexagons instead of 9 as I did. It's impossible to change it now, especially since I used glue on the bias seams. It would stretch them a lot and I'd have to undo half the quilt. I'm not much for undoing at the best of times. Right now I am thinking I'll put a black border about 4 or 5 inches wide on each end. The sides will have to have a wider black, a narrow red and then a wide black again. I'm not sure how that will look but I can't see any other way right now. If I were better at appliqué I'd think of putting one of the dragons on each side but I'm not. Maybe machine appliqué?? I'll lay it out on the bed with the borders and see how that looks before I despair. I will have to find the right red first though and that could be a challenge. Maybe I'll get my dyes out again and try that way.
The bright color in the corner is not part of the quilt. It's a piece of hand dyed fabric that is covering my old treadle sewing machine. It was one of those fabrics that is too nice to cut into.