I did make some progress on the medallion quilt, which I said I would have finished by this coming Tuesday but I probably won't. Oh well. Here's what I'm playing with for the first border around the medallion:
|Just a mock-up! White borders to be added in construction phase.|
Somehow it always looks better in my head than in fabric. I'm not sure I like this. I like the unbalanced part, but I'm not sure the geese are going to work out. They might be pulling attention away from the center block. Maybe smaller ones would be better? What do you think? I think I have to let it marinate for a little longer.
This quilt is all made out of hand dyes, and so is the Grandma's quilt. I cut all the border pieces for that quilt, but I was left with smaller pieces that won't work in either one. What's a frugal quilter to do but start making some crumb blocks?
I love it! These are 6-1/2 inch blocks. Don't know what they'll become, but those little pieces make a pretty block, don't they?
In a few spare moments I also made up these neutral 4-patches:
They're prettier than I thought they would be. I don't know what they're for, either, because I am definitely not making Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, even though I just painted the guest room green and hung a purple and green quilt on the wall in there. Frankly, I don't think a new one would work out, so it's definitely not on the agenda.
One last thing to show you. This is how I'm storing my fat quarters now:
Wow, I can't believe how well this works. I saw this on Pinterest and didn't really know how well it would work, but I found this shoe holder at Target for less than $10, so what was the harm in trying? The silly thing is great! The fat quarters fit just great, and frees up some shelf space. And if I ever use those fat quarters, maybe I could put some shoes in it. Or maybe some notions, it works either way.
Everybody have a great weekend. We are going to the movies, which is good, because I'm really tired of working on things for the house. Plus--movie theater popcorn. Yum!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or not Friday and soscrappy.