Thursday, 25 July 2013

Wedding Quilt - A Work in Progress

First, a great big thank you for considering my request for testers. I know it's an odd time of year to test, but I'm thrilled to say that I have three wonderful volunteers and we are ready to go! Here is a photo that I was really hoping to share with you in my last post, but couldn't find it for some reason. I adore the Bright Remix fabric set up in the hourglass block. 
I thought I'd share with you the process for designing the other side of this wedding quilt:

I wanted the other side to use the same red, but pair it with grey.

First layout. Large 10.5" equilateral triangles. Five rows of triangles, seven full triangles in each row. Very graphic, but not symmetrical. Hmm...

 Maybe add more red shades of red? Liking that light red star...

More light grey? No.
 Different order? No.

More random? Hmm...

Order and random?

 Make the star completely light grey and use the dark grey for the random bits? Better, but not quite.
 Remove the dark grey? Yes, I think so.
And this is where we are, putting on the borders. I realized that I was putting one border on backwards  last night and it was late so I called it a night. Here's where it stands -- unpicking the border today and resewing.

It's been a while since I linked up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network, but it's the Needle and Thread Network's 100th WIP Wednesday so I couldn't resist. Thanks Monika for hosting such a great linky!

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What are you working on this week?


  1. yup! the Bright Remix looks great in the hourglass blocks and love your final choice for the backing.

  2. I do love the'll get the triangles.

  3. quite the process for piecing the backing! I like your final mix == the first one sort of had a nuclear symbol feel...

  4. That triangle backing is going to be great! Love the colours (with or without the darker greys).

  5. It's funny how we all concentrate on different things. Looking at the pictures the main thing I see is hexagon shape the triangles make. Not the star, lol. Nuclear symbol would be fun for wedding quilt as well, he he.

  6. Wow! How fun to watch the progressions on your backing journey. :) Love what you came up with.

  7. Ok, those rainbow squares... Please tell me it's a stripy print and not pieced? The solids quilt is going to be fab - i can tell!

  8. Glad I'm not the only one who sews borders on backwards. I bought a new battery operated seam ripper for just those occasions!


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