Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Midnight At The Oasis

Another post from me - this time for an update on "Desert Rose"

Nine patch style border this time but I began by making mine as if they were nine patch blocks rather than sewing the 1" squares in a row x 3 then sewing them all together. Only finished ten of these and was having doubts about how they would look on my quilt given the way I had changed some of the borders, also the colouring of mine was quite different to the original pattern

On the design wall I placed the tiny squares down one side of the quilt and the result was just too busy for me and did look quite out of place with the other borders - I did take a shot of this but must have deleted it - sorry - it would have been good to show just how it looked.

Finally I decided to just make nine patches, all with the same coloured centre square and set them diagonally - happy with this!

As you can see this is as far as I have gone, just one of those times when other things held up my progress plus I have not been feeling too well for a few days. However as we don't link up again until the 3rd January 2014  I  have three weeks to get this round finished up and hopefully the log cabin style final border and celebrate Christmas with the family!!

Don't forget to go along to visit Sharon and Jess who have kindly organised this project and the link-ups

Have a happy quilty weekend


Julierose said...

I love your border--it really looks great along with the whole center...hugs, Julierose

Jo said...

love this. Looking great. Hope you feel better soon and look forward at seeing your progress

Barb in Mi said...

Love it! Looks like you had planned it all along!

Sally Trude said...

Wow, I love how the turquoise is coming out in the fabric between the borders. It looks like it's singing a duet with the pink.

Beth in MN said...

I think the nine patches are perfect in the last border. Not too busy. Just the right touch. It is fun to watch your progress.

Carli The Quilter said...

Yes, I agree, I think you should proceed with the border, it just works!

Caroline said...

I am really enjoying watching the progress on your MATO!

Sally said...

Really love how the orange sets it off!