Monday, March 15, 2010

Crazy Quilt Update.

Update: To see the complete process for this quilt, check out: 


In case you think I've been twiddling my thumbs over here chez Fickle Feline, I'll have you know that I have been busy keeping my stircrazy kids entertained and of course, quilting a-go-go. I finished sewing the main part of the quilt together this afternoon:
In addition to sewing the main blocks together, I also sewed 120 border blocks together. I chose to do the border in blue, with yellow centres to balance out the oranges in the big blocks. It takes quite a bit of time to sew 120 blocks!:
Now I need to figure out how to configure the border. Initially I thought I'd have yellow sashing surrounding each border block, but now I'm reconsidering. I think it will look better if they are staggered in two rows, with the outer binding being yellow as well but no sashing in between. Thoughts? Quilters weigh in here and give me your opinion!Also - thanks to my quilting friend Jennifer for telling me about the mom & daughter quilting shop site Alewives Fabrics. I'm already planning a roadtrip to Maine to check these ladies out!

6 comments:

  1. Holy gorgeousness!

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  2. Oh yes! I want to come to Maine too!

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  3. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Hey Katrina - Your "Maine" Quilt here is a Crazy Quilt... remember. The border is just too light in colors to compliment the brightly colored center. You could keep it as such but then do every 2 or 3 outer blocks with maybe the yellow & orangy pink strips or sashing as you call it. Then for your binding add in the darker blues and reds and some yellow and do 2 outer strips but with these 3 colors staggered in different lengths to represent your original "Crazy Maine Quilt". LOL Auntie Inger

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  4. Love it, especially the body of the quilt.

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  5. kmkmkl10:08 PM

    This is really lovely. You do really great work!! carry on!!
    kmkmkl

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