Saturday, January 28, 2012

Growing a quilt

The first thing I did today was sew the star together.  The points don't all match in the center, but it did lie flat, which was my goal.  I decided to add a 1/4" containment border at this point.

Then I added some of Sally's strips for another border.   I wasn't sure what I wanted to do next, so I cut a bunch of 2.5" squares.

I was thinking about maybe doing a bunch of half square triangles, but decided I needed something that wasn't triangular.  I started making rows of squares, then put it on the wall to see what that would look like.

I thought it looked too busy, and I wanted a place for my eye to rest, so I added another red border. 

I made another set of squares for the other side, but tried them out on the bottom to see what it would look like with these all around the center.

I think I am going to like this.

This is where I stopped today.  Tomorrow, I will finish the top and bottom squares.   Then I will have more decisions to make.  At this point, it is 32" wide.  I would like to grow it to a lap quilt size.  I have toyed with the idea of a sawtooth border.  Unfortunately, I am running very low on fabrics for this quilt.  I only have a little of one of the yellows left.  I may be able to find another red that will work.  The blue is going to be a challenge.  I will check deeper into my stash and see what I come up with.
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting everyone.


Jackie said...

I just LOVE it!! Dig deep into that stash, I am sure you will find more fabrics that will fit!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a WOW quilt! I wish I could do color like this. Love it!

Impera_Magna said...

I just can't get over how gorgeous that block is... I've been seeing others online but I think yours is outstanding!

Margaret said...

Loving this ... & eager to see it grow!

Tom Willa said...

What a wonderful quilt, keep it growing. The colors are warm and beautiful like you. Love you Tom

sheila 77 said...

It's great to watch your process.
What a lovely comment from Tom.

Rebecka said...

It's great to see your progress as you sewed alogn! I love your colors.