I have lots to show today because I went on a 4 day/3 night quilting retreat last weekend! I wasn't as productive as I have been on previous retreats, but that's because I took time to relax and had a wonderful time! I am really happy with all that I accomplished and I seem to be really inspired and motivated to get more accomplished now that I am home. The first picture is of a quilt that has been on my Quilt Bucket List for some time now. It is pictured in Heather Mulder Peterson's book Fat Quarter Five. I did purchase a really neat fabric to use for the outer border, a gorgeous chocolate, lavender and green stripe that I would like to miter in the corners. Hopefully next week on DWM I will have a completed top to show you.
Next up is a top I posted late last week . . . it's made from 30's repro prints and it's tulip blocks from an online swap 2 or 3 years ago. This poor top, it's been ripped out so many times, first I added several different colored solids as sashing, but when I placed the border near it, it looked awful, so I ripped off all the sashing and replaced it with the green sashing. I had also planned to use the same color as a containment border, but didn't have enough of the green to do that and when I bought more, it was the wrong shade. So then I bought the orange/melon and thought it popped! Next I sewed on two borders and decided the orange was too wide, so I ripped off the border and trimmed it down. I like it now! My next dilemma is what to use for the binding . . . currently, I am leaning towards the last border fabric as I had originally planned on using the solid green . . . such decisions!
Next up is Brilliant Sunset, I got all the blocks sewn together while on retreat and it looks great! I even found a batik to bind it with at one of the Amish quilt shops! I have decided to just bind the quilt and not add any borders as I don't want to detract from the design!
Lastly, I finished the balance of the blocks on Daisy Chain. I found the pattern for this one in the book: Jelly Roll Quilts. The Design Wall in the Quilting Condo where we stayed on retreat was located in the garage, hence I was not able to get a straight on picture, so this one will have to do!
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