Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My W.I.P. Wednesday report...on time for a change!

I've only been a part of the More Quilting for Fun group a few months. I'm not very good at ring hopping, but I do try to meet the WIP Wednesday commitment.I showed you these blocks back a week or so ago when I finally completed all 64 of them...this photo is from the older picture program I had with Dell.Note the color difference in the next picture from the Windows program.And here lie the blocks today *VBS* Spread out all over the sewing room floor, but IN ROWS and getting stitched together. Definitely a work in progress!
I have 8 rows of 8 blocks each and altho I usually do the "webbing" Bonnie describes at Quiltville, this time I decided to just lay them out and sew them 2 X 2. I have 5 rows done, and hope to finish up the last 3 yet this afternoon. Then comes joining the rows to each other...oh joy! And finding border fabrics. If I had more of the Hoffman cream background, I'd probably do a narrow light and then some color, like grape, but I don't have even a smidgen of the cream left, and it's ELDERLY..not much chance of finding any more(story of my life). So I'm thinking of a narrow kind of dull celery green. There used to be a Roberta Horton Plaid in that color, it's in the triangles. And for the outer border, probably a soft frosted type grape-ish purple. What do you think???

19 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

That is lovely, Finn. I've been bad and haven't shown much in the way of WIPs. 'course I've been busy with family stuff and how much fun is it seeing the same thing over and over. And at the same stage every time. Hopefully, soon.

Nana's Quilts said...

I think the celery and grape-ish sound like they would really set this off. Oh so nice. I really like it.
Marne

Amelia said...

Wow, I love all these colors. I looked real close and I think I saw some fabric that I have in my old stash that is like some you used.

Be sure to sure us the finished product.


Amelia in Oklahoma

meggie said...

That quilt is just dazzling! I love it. I love all the colours.

Suzy Quilter said...

I love the fall colors in this quilt. They are a favorite of mine. I'm not a big fan of orange, but absolutely love how it is used in this quilt! :o)

Granny Lyn said...

I should really pay attention, I could learn so much from you about color.
You are a master at color. Always!

thanks for teaching us newbies,
lyn

anne bebbington said...

Finn this is lovely - I loved the first picture of the blocks and then to see it all laid out together - well it's simply gorgeous

Clare said...

Morning you over there. I love the purples. Pity you haven't got any of the cream left - that would have set it off. Never mind eh. The green will look just as good with the grape (is that juice or wine VVBG.

Are you seeing red and white?

The Calico Cat said...

Love the blocks. As for the border ideas, I am going to have to see them...

mamaspark said...

I love your WIP!! This quilt is stunning! I have been looking for a fallish type pattern for awhile and I really like this one. Can you tell me where you got it?

I think the celery and grapish will be awesome!!

Quilt Memories said...

WOW, Finn, I Love your choice of colors, there is much to learn from YOU, you are great with color choices.. Lookinf forward to seeing the finished quilt..J

Helen in the UK said...

Gorgeous colours - this is going to be a stunner :)

Norma said...

How do you do this? I could look at the same fabric and never come up with the beautiful combination you have here. Maybe I am too careful with my selection but there is so much work in this, it would break my heart to not have it work color wise! It is beautiful.............

You have been busy!

dot said...

Wow Finn, that is just beautiful. I just love your quilts.

loulee1 said...

Beautiful, it's going to look great and you could choose just about any colour for the border, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

cher said...

(oh yes, the two color challenge-my brain finally kicked in)-well isn't this just a fabulous quilt in progress??? your choice of fabrics is always so lively and interesting-another wonderful quilt in the making Finn-love it.

QuiltedSimple said...

Finn - this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors - now I guess I'm going to have to add another project to my to do list. Thanks for such a great inspiration!!!
Kris

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

This is going to be gorgeous Finn!

Rebecca said...

This is a really beautiful pattern. I just love star patterns. I saved a photo to put in my files for a future project maybe.

Love your blog.

Rebecca