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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Let the Games Continue

Here's when I'm at right now. The left side is sewn together as far as the blue strip on the right side of the green piece. I'll make more tassels and dangles. I am auditioning binding fabric, which explains the red strip on the left, but at this point I'm leaning toward a dark brown like the piece on the upper right. Or I could do an envelope. I've never tried that technique so maybe it's time.

I know that winter has arrived here because we got stuck in the wet slippery snow last night on our way out the lane. Our neighbour helped us out but we left the car at the end of the lane when we came home. We decided it would be easier to get it in the lane in daylight. Oh the joys of winter!


Exuberant Color said...

Envelope finishing would give you a chance to keep some irregular edges. It is looking good so far.

jovaliquilts said...

I don't know how people finish such irregular edges -- envelope sounds right. Good luck! It's looking great. And as for snow ... well ... not so great.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Envelope finishing? Not familiar with that technique, will go look it up. I love that you've been able to just go with it and see what happens!

If you bind it the usual way I think I might go with the dark brown as it would frame the piece. Just my 2 cents worth :^)

As for the snow, I think all people (including us) in MB are not happy campers.....sigh

Cascade Lily said...

Little wonder you want to work with hot colours right now!

I'm not familiar with envelope finishing either!

Ali Honey said...

I'm watching this one with interest. Loved the wobbly 9 patches alone.

Southern parts here are still getting late snow this year. Keep warm.

Nellie's Needles said...

What FUN is this piece? For you to create and for us to see it develop.

The changes you've made since the last post are making it work. One being the pieces added to the vertical center red strip. Your idea of adding the brown to frame and pull it together is a good one. It may be easier to add them as part of your piecing and then finish it in the envelope style.

I look forward to seeing where you end up with it.

Elaine Adair said...

My word - I am struggling for something original, and seldom come up with anything, and you have something original almost every post! Wahhh - I am so jealous! This one is just so FUN!

Julie Bagamary said...

I often use the escape hatch finish because I often have curvy edges. It works well for me.

Darcie said...

I know you'll do what's best...but I think that the envelope turn sounds liberating and fun...and what's not liberating and fun about this piece anyway!

Winter has begun with a bang here too. Can't say that we were prepared...but that never seems to slow Mother Nature.

Stay safe and warm!

Judy said...

Wow, it seems awfully early for that much snow! To finish your irregular quilt, I would place the backing fabric on top of the quilt, pretty sides together, sew around all edges and cut an X through the backing fabric and turn it right side out through the hole. If you plan ahead, you can place your label over the cut X.