Wednesday 26 March 2014

Squares and Rails

Well my rainbow quilt was received in the way it was given, with much love and thanks - from us to the recipient. It is lovely to see when a quilt touches the right spot and is like a big hug in itself. This week though I'm working on trying to put the scrappy 2" squares together with a fun alphabet border. Then comes the sandwiching - anyone else not a great fan? Once it's together it's fine, it's just the grovelling on the floor, the taping etc that makes me use my non smiley face!
And then there are elephants and rails. While I like the colours which have come together well, wouldn't you know it, the fat quarter I bought is 5 squares short for the size I wanted to make. I did buy a second fat quarter with the same colours, but not elephants, more like bunting. It's amazing how things just stand out so much more when you take a photo as opposed to the naked eye. I had thought of scattering the bunting squares in 5 spots, but having seen the photo I don't think so. It means I just have to go back to the fabric shop and get another fat quarter, which will leave/create more scraps, and so the circle goes on and on! The dark grey narrow border I was thinking of using also looks far darker by photo, but a lighter grey just seems to wash things out, so I think I'll end up going with that anyway, unless a better idea grabs me before I go to cut and sew it. 
The aqua forming a square around the elephants looks far better than the lime green too, so maybe some more adjustments coming up. How did I cope before digital photos? And how handy are mobile phones for that purpose?

Until next time, I'm linking up to 
and Needle and Thread Thursday (My Quilt Infatuation)

1 comment:

  1. cute! you could always use up those scraps in a pieced backing!

    Thanks so much for showing this off at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation