Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Every morning I get a Newsletter from Italian Notebook.com It is short, so its quick and easy to read. Today this little story arrived and I thought I would share it. This is why I just love this country. It speaks to my soul.
Acqua di San Giovanni
Acqua di San Giovanni
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I have attached the borders and added dark navy blue batik in the corners. I really had no choice about the corners. I ran out of the blue and so couldn't continue the block design. So instead I hope to applique rosettes in the four corners. This is the last time I will show the quilt on blog until I'm finished with the quilting.I also want to thank everyone who stop by and sent along advice and suggestions. It was very much appreciated.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I had some fellow quilters over last Thursday and we discussed what I should do next. I wasn't pleased with the border I had done with the black squares in the center. Too distracting. We tried all kinds of things like turning the border around placing the blue on the inside. I definitely didn't like that. Then we tried adding a different color over the black. Until we decided that I would alternate the colors like I did in the circle of tiles.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I'm still working on this quilt. Don't know if I over work it. I think it has be too much stuff around my couple. I just might take everything off except the first ring. Place it on a dark background and be done with it. Here are 2 photos one with the 3 of the new 4 borders and one where I pinned all the border rings to the back and placed it on a background just to see how it looks. As usual I'm obsessing over this.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
As you can see I have added the next ring, and pinned it to a midnight blue batik. After I did this, I didn't like the black ring around the couple any longer. So I did a mark up with the same batik as the outer ring, leaving a 1/4" of black showing. I can either take out the black ring all together, or I will do a reverse applique.
Now for the 4 corners. I had made some mosaic squares but to be honest it looked a bit to much. I did have a suggestion from 2 friends, and it sounded like it might work. That is to quilt the mosaic designs into the 4 corners using variegated thread. Or I can applique something into each corner.
I have been asked by a few friends if I was making this for anything in particular. I will like to enter it in a show sometime but I haven't any in mind at the moment. I just want to do my best work without any pressure of a show deadline or size.