|Lilly's Quilt Front|
Below you will find the back that so far I like best. EQ tells me I have made something like 35 revisions, but I think it's more like 10 okay maybe 15 different layouts. The blue is picked up from the borders, the light of the stars is the same fabric that the fairies are embroidered on to. As for that purple and the green those are from the fabrics I have selected for the Wisteria applique. Oh and lastly the deep green squares are the applique fabric for the calla lily leaves.
|Lilly's Garden Quilt Back Star Option|
There is just one problem and that is were all of you come in. What can I do about the way the purple vertical border dumps into the black? I thought a HST would work, but it doesn't. I tried splitting it half black and half purple and that made the black border look odd and then I tried splitting it half purple and half blue and that provided an off balanced look. Suggestions Please!
I have also been working on something else. This time it's something for me. Just for me, okay and by default my DH; for all those times when I have to put a comforter on my own bed and wonder why I don't have one of my own handmade beauties for my bed. Do you recall this fabric? Oh yes I thought you might. When I was digging for the perfect something or other quilty answer for another quilt I found a pattern in an old McCall's quilting magazine called Mandala you can see the original quilt here.
|Mandala Spirograph Quilt|
Well I just knew it was the perfect answer to my spirograph fabric shown above and I have not only been hard at work trying to make all the colors and tones work together, I've had the help of my friend Vicki (thankfully). The fabrics aren't set in stone yet, but isn't coming together nicely?
Because I'm a nut, each circle will be turned edge hand appliqued. With both the smallest and medium sizes of circles coming from the panel as shown above. The background fabric is a circling swirl. Though I do plan to use true black for my HST's.
Talk about having my burners full. Not to mention the top and backing of a quick baby quilt that I finished up today, but that is a story for tomorrow when the camera battery is all charged back up!