Monday, February 28, 2011

Vintage Propeller Quilt Top


My First Quilt of 2011 finished, we'll the top at least! Vintage Propellers by Connecting Threads. All in good part to most of my blocks being completed by my quilt group.

I love how simple mistakes will change the course of a quilt. After mis-measuring my border fabric: Maywood Studios "Just Makin' Conversation" (see below) I was left wanting about 12" of fabric. I was so mad at myself!  As I was going thru my stash and thinking up every conceiveable option, I decided to add propellers to the 4 corners to complete my border. I had just enough "Maywood" fabric to make my propellers, {fhew!} and I think it turned out better than I had originally imagined.
Even though I initially wanted my borders to be yellow or purple, I decided on blue because of the little cats in their red and yellow clothes. I like how all three colors tied the whole quilt together. Plus, I must have baby blue on the brain, because I generally don't decide on blue when pinks, reds and greens are options.

5 comments:

Ella said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE it!!!! It looks absolutely beautiful!! Great choice! Cant wait to see it in person!

Barb said...

Love it...so wonderful!

Kristin said...

I love the small white inner border. And the blue is so crisp. I think your border turned out so fresh and great, sometimes mistakes can't really be called that.

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