Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ah, That's Better


I am happy I asked for advice because after reading everyone's comments and thinking about them - I've arrived at this! OK - so, this is a small segment because I have just a tiny bit of that maroon batik. It sure does make that 1 maroon block pop! If I push out the Flying Geese strips and add maroon to the top and bottom and then surround the entire top with a wide matching maroon border (maybe with 4 smaller pieced blocks for corner squares)... I think I've solved all my worries about this top!
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By keeping maroon as a wide outer border, it should all blend nicely and it won't seem so obvious that I am trying to add length to a square top! I get the extra length by the skinny top and bottom maroon border and the top and bottom geese. I get to use my Flying Geese which are all made. And, now I don't think they look sooooo big (keep in mind that there will be a 6" wide maroon border all around them too) now that they will be off-set by the maroon.
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Perfect. I just need to buy maroon fabric. Other than that, this entire quilt was from the stash! Thanks for taking the time to add your thoughts to my question!!! I just had a feeling that the geese were too big, but I really wanted to use them (since they were made). Sometimes it is easier to see your own project through someone else's eyes!

9 comments:

Elaine Adair said...
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Elaine Adair said...

It's looking better than ever. I've noticed that by posting a photo on my blog, I'm more impressed with a so-so block. And when others say it's great, that helps a LOT. Maybe we just get tired of looking at our own work. This is a great looking quilt, and makes good use of your stash.

Dawn said...

I LOVE it! I love how that maroon goes! I"m glad you got it worked out! It is wonderful!

Dawn said...

I just compared the 2 again - Yes, it is the perfect solution!

Gail said...

Looking good! (When do you and little boy skip over the pond for your winter in Austria?)

loulee1 said...

Looks yummy. I love the maroon too.

Janet said...

Hi Evelyn: Just happened upon your blog and ran through a few postings. I'm intrigued....where in Eastern Canada are you located? Is it PEI or the Buctouche area of New Brunswick, or just maybe Shelburne or Queens County in NS.
Your quilts sound really neat - I wish my stash would stop multiplying. Despite my vowing not to buy more fabric, more seems to creep in the back door when I'm not looking. A friend at our recent quilt show gave me some and now I feel duty bound to make her something with it.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Nice solution... the quilt top looks wonderful, blogging buddies can provide the best perspective! Good job, Evelyn!

Kairle said...

Looks like you've got it figured out! I really like the maroon block!