I had such a good time with the blue piano key border on the Liberated Round Robin that I bought a couple more 1/2 yard cuts of blue batik and made a window pane style quilt top. I saw the inspiration for this in one of this month's quilt magazines. This one is bigger, 102 x 102", since it is for my king sized bed. I needed something that the dog hair wouldn't show on too badly. The sashing, which looks black in the photo, is really 4 shades of dark navy blue batiks and the panes are different shades of blue and blue-green batiks. It is more modern looking than I intended, but since my room is painted a fairly deep yellow and I have woven denim rag rugs on the floor with cherry shaker style furniture, it looks good. I started it Sunday afternoon and finished it last night. It will sit on the quilt rack until next week when I have time to put it on the longarm and get it quilted. I'm thinking that I will do a freehand all-over leaf pattern for quilting. I intend to tightly quilt since the dogs will be sleeping on it at night. I'm pleased with it right now. We'll see how the quilting goes, I haven't had time since May to do anything with the long-arm and I am really looking forward to the long-arm classes in August.
Monday, July 4, 2011
My liberated quilters round robin is starting to take shape. I deleted some of the triangles and added log cabins. I needed a border and added some more color. So far, everything is from scraps and the stash. I cut way too many strips to start with and then made too many log cabins too. I originally thought I would put cabins all the way around, but I really like this design better. So in order to get this much quilt top...I have extra pink triangles (and the triangles that I made and didn't use), extra log cabins, extra pink strips, and extra blue piano keys. Hmmm... enough for another quilt. I always seem to do everything twice.