Progress on my Neutral Quilt

September 01, 2014 1 Comment

The weather outside has been wet and horrible all weekend, I have snuggled inside with the fire going, a casserole in the crockpot and worked on this quilt. As I sew the blocks on this quilt and organize the layout, it is always amazing to me how, a quilt starts to take on a mind of it's own. I always have a rough idea of how I want the finished quilt to look, and sometimes I map out the entire quilt before I start. In this case I just started making blocks with a rough idea of the finished size. I have made a few decisions along the way, so here is my progress so far. After making the first two block set, I decided it needed something. Birds in the air blocks without sashingsSo I added sashings. Birds in the Air blocks with sashingsNotice the corner squares are a red print, I love the sashing fabric but not sure about the corner squares. Starting to take shape after a few more blocks have been added. Birds in the Air blocks. Straight set with red squaresBut....... still not right so I changed the layout. I also added taupe squares.... still deciding which squares I like best. Which colour do you like ? Brown or Red SquaresI love the way beautiful parts of the fabric come out when it is cut into pieces. Love this bird. Birds in the Air Blocks with Bird FabricAnd this gorgeous Red flower Red Flower in the sashingsHere's where it is at the moment. Birds in the air quilt. My Progress to DateNow I am thinking about adding a border, will it be an overall floral or maybe a selection of floral fabrics pieced. Will it be appliqued, or maybe appliqued hexagon flowers as this is my latest addiction. I think an old worldly look is what I am going for. ( French Farmhouse remember ) I apologize if some of the photos are a bit blurry, I have taken them with my iphone. It is still raining today, so I am off the light the fire and get started on some more blocks. Happy Stitching Sharon    


1 Response

Eileen Keane
Eileen Keane

August 03, 2016

Sharon, I’d go with the taupe. It looks much better than the red. You are making great progress with this! Love the fabrics you’ve chosen.

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