Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Borders Done
I put borders on the half yard challenge and the top is done. I also did mitered corners which I haven't done in years. The second pic shows some orange fabric (different than the one used in the top) for the backing. I don't know when or how I'll get it quilted. Things I learned: Plan ahead. Black print can be a bold color (rather than the background I thought it would be). Two bold fabrics, out of four, are too much. A really bold color, such as this orange, only needs tiny pieces. A definite repeated pattern is better for some quilts. It is better to use more than four fabrics. Mitered corners need practice. Use a decent sewing machine. I can learn from results I'm very unhappy with. Just hope I can remember these lessons.
I'm not sure about the exact date, but I was blogging on Mismatched Quilter by January 2006. I lost that month in a computer problem and was down with major computer problems later in the year. Also down for some time with my knee surgery and then there were travel times. So I was surprised to see I had posted 260 times from 2/06 to 2/07. Most were quilting related too. Now if I only was that prolific with the sewing. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming friends this year. VBS


joyce said...

I like the random look of it. Freddy Moran says 10 colors can be wrong but 100 colors never can. I have to agree with her after looking at pictures of some of her quilts.

Libby said...

You did a great job with your challenge. I bet you will love it, too . . . in a day or two *s*

Shelina said...

I really like this quilt too - I think it looks great. You're right the black doesn't look like the background, but it holds its own with the orange.
Congratulations on your 260th post. Looks like it is your bloginniversary too. I'm glad you are here.

Finn said...

Hi Katie, wow, you have really stuck to it with that one. I wasn't sure a couple of days ago..LOL. Tried to post, but Blogger does have it's days..you know?
Actually I think making this quilt was a very good experience for you. I often find these little "imprompt to" projects are mostly a waste of time and materials...except in your case it it seem to have shown you some things that are valuable to know.

Maybe make a note of them in a note book that keep for quilting ideas, quotations, color possibilites and what ever else appeals to you. I couldn't manage without the little spiral notebooks for quick sketches, and questions...sometimes quotations.
I was very impressed reading your list of what you learned.
I'm sure someone will love the quilt, or quilt top if you donate it the way it is. I know Linda J, Cher and Pam all make quilts for the Wrap Them in Love campaign and often accept donations of tops. So glad you came out of the tornado situation ok...hugs for you and tummy pats for Kipper,*VBS* Finn

Penny said...

I;ve just found your blog, and when I saw the picture of the quilt, my reaction was "what a lively quilt, where did she get the pattern". I think it is really modern looking.