Monday, October 19, 2009

Cherry quilt coming along

I "finally" got my cherry blocks all sewed together. I put them on point and used the same black pimatex fabric for the setting triangles. Since it was so long ago that I mentioned this project, the block is the Swapper's Star from Quilters Cache. The blocks are 9" finished. I lost some points on these since it was a swap and some blocks did not have the 1/4" seam allowance. With the light fabric against the black, that does show but I figured it would be fine since it's such a busy top.

Now for the borders. I tried this one but it didn't 'hit' me. There yellow print just blends in with the seed packet fabric.

Then I put a red polka dot against the quilt and the yellow gingham on the outside. It kind of works but the scale seems too small.

Then I tried the red with this green because I had quite a bit of it. Still wrong and even smaller in scale so no-go. If these were my only two choices, the yellow is better. So at this point, I emailed pictures to my sister, Isabel. I needed a second set of eyes. And of course, the genius said, "Try the green with that seed packet fabric."

So I did. And all was right with the world! LOL I love it.

I told her I never would've thought of this combination but the green matches the seed print perfectly and there is just enough contrast to see when one print stops and the other print starts. And I bought this seed packet fabric specifically for this project so it's nice that it worked out without having to make any other purchases. I'm hoping I have enough cherry fabrics left that I can sew them all together for the backing. I'll see how it goes.
I've got to pack tonight for a retreat I'm going to on Wednesday. I might take this one with me to get the borders and back ready for quilting.

7 comments:

Barb said...

The quilt is very striking!!

QuiltSue said...

That is absolutely stunning.

peggy said...

Liz,
Very cute...and I like the border suggestion from your sister too!
Hope you have fun at retreat, tell the girls I said hi.
Hope to see lotsa finishes when you come back.
Peg

Helen said...

I'm thinking "Sisters must always be right!" - I love your quilt and the borders are certainly "just right". I've read your previous Posts and love the way you have framed the log cabin with embroidery.

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3anklebiters said...

wonderful finish! the blocks turned our fantastic and I like the visual image the top gives all put together.

Laura-IH said...

Wow! I love the black! Very dramatic! : )