Saturday, November 8, 2008

Convergence now doll quilt


Not real happy with the way it looks from afar---but I am happy with the effect of the quilting. Finally found that I did need to go around all/most of the circles. And I "dotted" the centers of the big circles. This now will go on the small pile of doll quilts for the Santa Claus Girls. And it is my second finish on Finn's challenge.


Next: Finish the borders on the SpoolSpinners' (my bee) second Whacky Basket quilt, so we can have a drawing among our members. All the baskets were from an idea of Gwen Marston, which we doubled by cutting two layers at once. I set this group in the twist-'n-turn manner.


I first tried a white fabric with colored polka dots as a narrow inner border, and after a night's sleep took it off. It was too close to the baskets, making them look cramped. So now I'm working on an addition of more black strips before anything different.

Sara

Gratitudes:

November waited this long before appearing

Saturday TV quilting shows

Spaghetti and meatballs!

3 comments:

Mary said...

I have baskets on my to do list - I love the string pieced ones in the Liberated Strings book but these are seriously cute too....plus I want a traditionally pieced one. I want, I want, I want.....I need to want less and do more!

Nanci said...

Oh I love the baskets. I think black always gives a dramatic look to a quilt. Yours is wonderful.
All those circles...

Gypsy Quilter said...

Now those are some WILD baskets. What fun you must have had putting those together!