First order of business is add another table behind my sewing machine
So hopefully, I will have a lot of progress to report at the end of the day. In the meantime . . . I wanted to share a few things I have learned. When I was choosing thread for this quilt, I auditioned some variegated thread against the fabric and thought it looked pretty good.
It's a really good thing I did a test swatch of quilting because it did NOT look good. On the spool, all mixed together is fine but when it sews, the individual colors stand out more. Even though there is green and purple, there is also a lot of yellow and red which are not prominent colors in this quilt. In fact, this thread is the thread I use when I showed you my quilting practice here. You can see those colors just would not have looked god. So I am using green on the green chevrons, purple on the purple chevrons and off white on everything else.
One more thing to share and then I am off to quilt! Last week, on a plane ride to Atlanta, I was doodling around and came up with this quilt design:
Now this is a pretty simple design using a common pinwheel block. I had a feeling I would probably find it had already been used this way. Sure enough, I found THIS by Blossom Heart Quilts. Pooey! Almost exactly the same thing. The only difference is she flipped the HST between each pinwheel while I left them to create a flat line. My thought was to create more interest by the use of a rainbow scheme. Haven't had time to figure that out yet. I need to redraw this so I can color in the triangles. I am considering adding something inside the blank four patch that is inside each of the diamonds created by the lines of HST's. We'll see!
Anyway, that is enough blogging for today. On to the quilting and wish me luck on getting it DONE today! At least the quilting part. I still need to bind it.
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