Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A girl's best friend?



In a word, no. If I ever get the idea to do a quilt of diamonds again, someone shoot me. I'm sure this is not how I laid it out in the first place (it was more symmetrical). And I somehow managed to get two of the same purple next to one another - but you know what? It's not going to be moved. It looks fine, and it's staying this way. Next step is a thin border around the outside edge - not sure what colour. I am contemplating black (there is quite a lot of black in the outer teal print, though it may not show in this picture), though of course orange, teal and purple are options. I have ordered this batik from equilter to be the outer border - if it doesn't quite work (though it looks like it will, as it has purple and blue both in it), it's gorgeous anyway so I'm sure I'll find a use for it...

I did also do a little work on the TM4 quilt, but of course, can't show any pictures. I will say that I'm going to start with a freeform word (yes, a word - a short one!), and then put some simple friendship stars around that. I don't think I will go medallion with the entire quilt, but who knows at this point. I can also say, there will be some applique in the quilt, and some little houses, I think. As well as some funky bits and pieces - the fabric I have is fairly bright and demands funky, I think...

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think it looks great and had to look very hard to find the 2 purples.

rlbates said...

I like it!

Gail said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, it looks quite good, and you have to look for the two purples.

jovi said...

Hey! I like this quilt :) So nice colours.

blackbearcabin said...

i love the colors...very bright and cheery...and i really love the batik you ordered :)

Ruth's Place said...

Love this one. I think either the black or the purple will work equally well.

jovaliquilts said...

Why don't you like the diamonds? Too hard to work with, or you just don't like the look? I love diamonds, but haven't tried quilting any yet!

artisbliss said...

It looks wonderful, Kate, and I love the batik you've chosen for the border. If you hadn't mentioned the two purples I wouldn't have seen it. We're always our own worst critics, aren't we?

Karol-Ann said...

Took me ages to find the 2 purples! LOVE that batik you ordered, I'm sure it will work well!!