September 17, 2010

Spiral... Woven

Sketch of the Striking Snake
Yesterday I worked some on the Quilt Challenge: If you were a Quilt What Would You Look Like? I think it's coming along nicely.  I drew out my plans for quilting and embellishment onto the top.  I don't think you'll be able to make them out very well, but here's some pictures all the same.
My helper showing you how the snake is curling around the red paisley.
Tiny couldn't seem to resist the top as she was bound and determined attack it.
Or Perhaps Tiny will just kill the Snake and then no one will have to worry about it.
As my center this is about 36" x 42" - okay it's really whatever the darned thing shrunk to after I washed it, as this is entirely flannel I didn't want things bleeding or shrinking unevenly.  Not to mention pre-washing flannel tightens up the weave of the cloth.

Is it dead yet?

If Tiny doesn't take it from me I'll be adding a 12" border around the outside.  The pattern I plan to used is called Entwined and can be seen here.  The center strip will be the royal blue and then the entwining fabric will be the red with the background fabric being the lightest of blue.  That will bring the quilt up to about 66"x60" which should be a nice lap size, or perhaps the quilt will want something more after the border.  For now I need more fabric.
Just for the record the snake is a metaphore for pain.


stitchinpenny said...

I like the colors. I would be something sea like if I were a quilt.

QuiltSue said...

This is going to be a really interesting quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.