For those who thought the dark squares were black, not so, here's a close up before
I go further of the Orchid colour way, the base colour is black the dotty patterning
is purple but admittedly difficult to see.
As usual I veered off course a little and progress made is below, you can see I added
another thin border of Aboriginal Dot in Orchid to the Guinea Flower strip and then moved on to
the rectangular pieces 8 and 1/2" by 2 and 1/2"cut from scraps. When I came to a corner and
the fabric piece was too long I just lopped it off, turned the corner with another piece, see the photo below.
I wanted to go with lighter fabrics - lighter for me anyways, and just two rounds.
Had I kept with the original pattern I would have been adding many more
rounds and ending up with a 74" square piece. Didn't want to go down that path, so stopped
with the two rounds and then added two more border strips
but reversing the placement of Guinea Flower and Orchid, see below.
Here I stopped to ponder my next move, should I just add a couple more
rounds and repeat the whole process, should I just add a wide border, should
I bring in one of the fabrics used in the rectangles - answer was a no for me.
LA was telling me to stop faffing around and follow my instincts, I loved it and
the main focus for me was the central block of squares, so
I just added another 1 and 1/2" strip border and called it done!!
48" square, nice size for a wall quilt.
Here's a quick photo in the garden
excuse the weeds in the background!
Tomorrow is set aside for dealing with the backing for the quilt for eldest son,
as I am currently being dosed daily with 40mg of steroids my mind is racing
and I am really having to try and slow down when sewing.
Reduction to 20mg tomorrow - hooray!!
A purchase made last week was this Anna Maria Horner fabric
to be used in a column strip quilt, should cut up beautifully into wide strips, adding this to
my squirrel collection!
Time for dinner - see you soon.