Tuesday, September 11, 2007

That Last Border

This quilt has been bugging me so much that I decided to either toss it or fix it. It is a Round Robin (more on July 31 post) that wound up with many parallel lines in the borders that totally distracted from my paper-pieced block in the middle.

This is the solution finished last night. I appliqued 13 leaves around the edges, breaking up the lines. First I tried it by cutting leaves out of purple paper and putting them in various spots. After I was satisfied with the arrangement, I cut the leaves out of two batik fabrics, one slightly darker than the other, and sewed them in place.

Now when I look at it, my eye now goes to the middle, not the lines.
At least now I can hang it on the wall without being totally frustrated! If anyone has any other suggestions, please share them!

3 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

Much better! But more importantly now you're happier with it! It's a 'pretty paper-pieced purple picture'.

LC said...

Thank you. I'm LOL at all those p's and sorry, but couldn't help thinking of putrid, peevish, etc. I'm still not sure if I should do more with this 'dang thang' but until something hits me, there are others (always) to work on!

Exuberant Color said...

It has a lot of depth now with the leaves and much more interesting.
As to your mention of my stash, do you think I should show some pictures or would that be considered showing off?