Last weekend was sewing weekend with Country School Quilters. I look forward to it every month. We go to our meeting place and are able to set up our machines for 2 days. Sometimes there's more talking than sewing but it's a good time regardless. This time Mom went with and we had a fun time chatting and sewing with everyone. We only got a few hours in each day but I made some good progress on Antelope Canyon.
I pulled it out this morning to cut the gradient for the borders and see how it looks so far. I'm going to pack this to take on vacation in case we have any bad weather days next week. This is the layout that I planned for the quilt and I'd align the gradient with the blue in the quilt and gradient adjacent....like I'm trying to show in the bottom of the photo.
I love this gradient and may make a modified version for the shop. I love how it looks with the quilt too. This pattern finished at 74" square which, in my humble opinion, is useless for a queen size bed. I need this one to drape over the edge to cover the sheets and mattress. Gradient borders was the answer.
Just for grins I rotated the blocks and borders to see how this layout would work and I love the effect of the gradient on the edge. Of course that might be different once the blocks are full size. After I get them done I'll lay it out again and see what I like best.
It would be really cool to finish this next week. It's absolutely doable. There are only a few more rounds on each block and the borders are basically slabs. It all depends on whether I find a good book (a real paper book) to read next week. Last year I read The Gene and couldn't put it down. Plus it was about 900 pages. I haven't picked a book for this year so if you have a good non-fiction recommendation I'd love to hear it.
5/17/2018 06:45:29 am
That top is coming together fast! There is more of a contrast than I thought there might be. It is looking beautiful.
5/17/2018 08:17:56 am
I am sure it will look lovely regardless of the layout you choose.
5/17/2018 08:42:10 am
Really nice quilt - I love the colors.
5/18/2018 02:01:24 am
I'm reading Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital, written by David Oshinsky. It is facinating and I never knew how important Bellevue was in the history and development of medical care in the US. I think you would love it! It's available in paperback. Love the quilt. Is that your pattern?
5/18/2018 10:22:48 am
Your gradients sure make a "pow" border. Have a lovely vacation.
6/29/2018 06:28:07 pm
I’m loving your Antelope Canyon quilt quadrants! I wondered how the dyed fabrics would work, as I didn’t have your vision. It’s going to be beautiful and I love the possible dyed borders too! Please pick about the yardage I will need to make mine now, teals, grays, browns would work! ;-). Just send me the total and I’ll pay you!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.