Before we moved out to Cheyenne, my doll friends and I decided that we wanted to have our own quilt round robin. Since just three of us were interested in quilts we opted to just make flimsies and the person who made the center would the...
Before we moved out to Cheyenne, my doll friends and I decided that we wanted to have our own quilt round robin. Since just three of us were interested in quilts we opted to just make flimsies and the person who made the center would then do their own quilting. As you may remember, I started out with this center block of a peacock applique'. It went to Laurie for the 1st border and is now with Valerie for the final border:
I got Valerie's center block, a landscape and added this border to it ... I need to work on my piecing precision because some of the points don't match up .. maybe next time I'll paper piece it instead? I do like the hourglass blocks that help to expand the landscape past the thin outline. I also did the raw edge stitching on the applique' because they were lifting up. It's now on its way to Laurie for the final border and then back to Valerie:
I also did the final border on Laurie's flimsy. I felt that it needed a bit of solidness so I added black borders with the four square in a square corners. That seemed too plain to me so I added a red 3D origami flower for texture and color. It does seem a bit lonely but I was thinking that a bit of fancy red quilting in those black borders will give it a bit of balance and more texture. I don't know, maybe I should just rip it out and make it plain solid black instead?
Okay, there's a bit of time for me to replace that red flower with just solid black. Do you think that I should do that? The more and more I look at it, it bothers me ... off center is fine when other sections are asymmetrical but the rest of this top is symmetrical. Okay, I'm going to replace that. Be back in a jiffy.