Sunday, November 11, 2007

One Step Closer...



The entire quilt is up on my design wall (72 blocks) and I think I'm ready to start sewing the blocks together. Dilemma - how to quilt this thing? I hate to just do an echo quilting or meander as I'd like to do something a little more artistic -- but what to do, what to do??????? I'm asking for a little help here -- particularly from my bee buddy (and you know who you are). Oh, the blocks once sewn together will be bordered with a teeny weeny white polkadot on a black background -- presumably 3-4 inches wide, with a hot pink batik piping around the perimeter. So - the black border will be a nice showcase for some quilting, too. I'd love to do a scalloped edge -- but I don't think I'm ready for that yet. HELP!!!

6 comments:

ANDREA said...

Oh my what a piece of work. And work still to come. I'm unfortunately of no help here as I'm not a quilter but I'm sure you'll find the best solution. All those hearts are gorgeous, so is your choice of the fabrics! Have fun sewing it all together,
Andrea

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

You-know-who thinks you will do a lovely job! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Nikki said...

Love the fun hearts. Perhaps you could do a different motif in each block -- swirls, squiggles, flowers, stars, hearts, zig zags, etc?

groovyoldlady said...

Oh wow. I am amazed by anyone who does "real" quilting. I do simple squares and call it good; none of that fancy stuff. And I often cheat and connect my layers with yarn tufts.

Yes, I know....

What if you do the quilting part in interconnecting hearts?

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

OOOHHHHHHHHH I like it! Great work!

Phyl said...

LOve the quilt thus far! And the black border will make it "pop" and add a lot to it! Are you going to hand quilt or do free-motion w/the machine on the finished "sandwich"?
Mighty pretty, and a lot of time/work there!

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