Sunday, September 5, 2010
Yee-Haw! Another Finish
I call this one Paisley's Purse, only because of the fabric that I've had for years! Well, maybe not YEARS, like centuries, but I've had it for a long time and never could figure out what to do with it. Drove me nuts - I'd see it sitting on the shelf and wanted to use it, wanted to get rid of it, wanted to quit seeing it - you know what i mean!
I found this pattern online at www.andoverfabrics.com - here is the pattern address itself http://www.andoverfabrics.com/QuiltDesigns/Home%20To%20Roost.pdf. They call their pattern "Home to Roost". Of course I had to make it my own - so I did some changes.
I was not thrilled with how they did the second border - the jagged border. The pattern calls for cutting triangles,, ICK! So I used my Triangulations CD ( no, I have nothing involved with this, but it's a great tool to have ) and printed out pages to make the HST,, so much easier! and I didn't have to worry about bias edges. I cut 9x9 fabric, one of the pink and and of the pink. Put them RST and then put the paper I printed on top and sew on the sewing lines. Then cut on the cutting lines and VOILA! I had 8 HST, all done, right size. Cool.
The pattern wanted the brick background and the first border to be the same fabric. I didn't have enough to do that, so I used a darker print for the border. I think it worked out well! The solid maroon helps the bricks to be defined and the darker border sets the quilt. I also cut the outer border bigger than called for - I could have gone bigger, I guess, I had the fabric.
I like how it came out and I'm sure that when it is quilted it will be just great. I have so much! of the maroon paisly left that I'm going to use it for the backing and if by chance I need to add more, I'll just use up the scraps of all that is left.
Binding,, hhmm,, no solid maroon left - LOL wonder what lime green would look like??
I'll play Scarlett and worry about that tomorrow.
Musings by Quilter In Paradise at 4:57 PM