Friday, April 3, 2015

Red, White and Blue

Our annual PTA Retreat has come and gone - and it was great fun - but now I have to finish the projects in progress -  not nearly as much fun as when you're sewing in a group of ten fun loving gals... I was only at retreat for 2 days but had all pieces pre-cut so it speeded things up. I did a larger version of this design in Indigo and white....to see it, go to previous post. For this smaller version I used an Indigo print that was much lighter and needed a dark blue strip to edge it. 

I finally sewed it together this week and added the borders...but started to think that a tiny strip of red might "zing it up a bit.
 So I emailed my good buddy to get another opinion...
 And Mary loved the one with the touch of red...
 as opposed to the one without. I guess I need a little nudge to steer me in the right direction. I was totally down the middle and sometimes being so close to something doesn't help in decision making.
So here is the finished top...still needing to be quilted but I've decided to hold off until I can set up on my deck outside in the fresh air and do some sewing then. So far, I have 5 quilts ready to go...It's going to be a busy summer...
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2 comments:

  1. YUP!! The red strip in the border is perfect, even if I did say so myself. Wonderful piece Judy!!!

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  2. I absolutely love this! I'd like to do something like this with my shibori samples (whenever I get enough of them).

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