Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Plugging Along

What a week! (And it's only Wednesday!) I've been working on a (nightmare) editing project and have just done a few minutes of quilting here and there to reward myself for a few more pages finished. All that's left on the red confetti wall-hanging is to hand-sew down the binding. I quilted in the ditch around each block and then 1/4" outside each triangle.


As for 'Sing a Rainbow,' when almost everyone expressed their preference for the bottom (lighter) fabric choice (my original idea until I found the other one), I wondered if the colors were true in the photo on my blog, since I expected the top fabric to prevail. Thinking that the blocks looked a little washed out in the photo, I invited a friend with a good eye (she's a super-talented knitter) over to give me her verdict. The Color Purple was nearby and she said she liked the way the dark binding on that one framed the quilt, so the darker/brighter one it is! The binding is ready to go, but I'm having a dilemma about how to quilt this one.

9 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Absolutely love your red confetti - I'm going to have to try that out on some of my stash ..... I wonder what blue and yellow would look like in that pattern? Time to play in EQ I think.

Helen in the UK said...

The confetti quilt looks great. Love how the binding looks all rolled up and ready to go :)

Clare said...

When I used to teach English to the primaire kids I Can Sing A Rainbow was one of the first things I taught them.

I love the binding fabric. What gorgeous colours.

Libby said...

That is some fun looking confetti. Can't wait to see the binding on the quilt - love those stripes. They make me think of that chewing gum Fruit Stripes.

Diana said...

That binding on the bias is going to look really spectacular on your flower quilt!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I love it, especially the saturated colours you have used. Good idea for charm squares?

Ann said...

I love the red and white confetti quilt, but I think I like the back almost as well as the front! What a neat idea to combine the 2 names like that.

Sewcatherine said...

I've seen this pattern before but usually with more contrast and color. This is really great in the blended. Great job. Also love the binding :}

goneaussiequilter said...

This would be a difficult one to decide how to quilt! I was thinking that maybe you could quilt the background in vertical lines to look like rain falling down? Then the flowers would be more prominent? Just a suggestion.