Thursday, January 3, 2013
Making Easy Street: Clue 8 Day 3
I did it! I managed to assemble the center of the quilt. I'm sorry, this isn't the best photo in the world, but I don't have any place to lay it out and get the entire quilt pictured. And the lighting is terrible too, but what can you do? I live in Oregon, it's grey and dreary most of the winter. :)
Next step: shop for border fabrics! I've designed borders to bring this sucker up to a King size quilt. Yes, I'm crazy LOL. One of the borders will be pieced, so it will keep the spirit of the crazy busy center. The other two will be plain and simple fabrics, but I'm hoping to find ones that will be able to stand on their own against the center. I do like the pop of red-violet that Bonnie added to her quilt as an inner border, so I'll be keeping that idea. You can see her finished quilt here.
I'll also need backing. I hope to find a WIDE backing material that will be big enough, wish me luck!
And while I'm waiting for the border fabrics to be washed, I will begin on my next commission quilt. Honestly, I should be able to piece it in a day or two, so there's no big pressure there. :)
Did you work on Easy Street? How are you coming along with it? I must say, I don't like assembling on-point quilts, though I love the way they look once finished. I'm glad I "suffered" through this one LOL.
Edit 01/03/13 4:13 pm:
I went shopping today for border fabrics. Here's a photo of the quilt center laid out with the fabrics I chose. The second border will be pieced with teal and green (at least that's the current plan LOL), and the pink is mirrored in the outermost border fabric... the tips of the stamen coming out of the flowers are the same pink. More photos to come as the border is created and added! :)