Monday, July 26, 2010

This is it — number 200!

GIVEAWAY • 200 POST. If I posted every day, this would be more than 1100 - yet I'm glad to have made it this far, even if this happens only in fits and starts. For this occasion, I have a giveaway that includes books, fabric, and a few surprises. 

TO ENTER: Post a comment sharing your favorite quilt color combination. Omit seasonal/themed/children's/ quilts, which have their own color requirements. POST your comment on today's entry. I'll pick someone randomly. Try to include your email or a link to your blog or website.

Also, I am celebrating the start on my Mariner's Sunset (for want of a better name). In roughly this order, I have:

1) the backing/batting fused and basted loosely, not being sure if fusible batting will hold on this size of a quilt. Here it is folded in thirds.

2) the fabrics selected, mostly. I just toss them in a pile to see if they work together.

3) the fabric strips sewn for the background water, horizon, and lower sky.

4) and those strips laid out along with the other fabrics on top of the batting/backing on our pool table (ping pong top over it) in roughly the right places. Tulle is included, but I'm not sure if it should go just over the "sun" or all across the water as here. It really dulls the bottom of the quilt, but would it look odd if it was just on the compass?
 
I am doing other things today, but will get back to this. I have to go two floors from the table to my sewing machine. The joy of exercise! 

Also, all tips, suggestions, advice, is welcome. I'm making this one up as I go.

16 comments:

momhooten said...

My favorite quilt color combination is turquoise and brown. Love to see these two colors together.

Lisa said...

I'm currently finishing up a blue and purple quilt but I think my fav color is blue and green ....or maybe it's navy and white :)
Congrats on the 200!!!!

Mary-Kay said...

I think my favourite combination is black and white with a little punch of red thrown in. I agree with you about the darkness of the tulle on the water. What colour tulle is over the sun and the water? What if you used the darkest tulle over the sun and maybe some white or light grey over the water and the sun? I didn't realize your quilt was so big even though you posted that it was. Seeing all spread out over the table, it's huge. It's going to look awesome when you're done.

Deanna said...

Right now today it is blue/gold/white. I am using those colors for a quiltalong and am so very happy with it that it makes them seem like the best colors in the world. Congratulations on so many posts and here's to more in the future.

Deanna said...

Right now today it is blue/gold/white. I am using those colors for a quiltalong and am so very happy with it that it makes them seem like the best colors in the world. Congratulations on so many posts and here's to more in the future.

Denise :) said...

Purple, blue & green!! I love those colors together!

Happy 200th! :)

Wayne Kollinger said...

Elsie

Your Mariner's Sunset looks to be coming along nicely. If the photo tells the truth the tulle looks about right dark enough to distinquish the setting sun from its reflection but no too dark.

I am anxious to see this finished.

And congratulations on number 200.

Sewlmate Sister said...

Congratulations, my favorite combo right now is aqua and chocolate! I've made one quilt and I'm actually thinking of doing another!! Hee Hee

deserae said...
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deserae said...

My favorite combination is teal and brown :) They just seem so comfy, but also modern

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Kim said...

Your mariner's compass is beautiful. Congrats on your 200th post! My favorite color combo lately has been brown, turquoise and green.

Karen said...

The color combination I am always drawn to is blue and yellow. I've recently picked up some of this fabric at a garage sale and am thinking of ways to incorporate them into a quilt. Thanks!

Kathie said...

favorite color combination....red and green just love those antique applique quilts !

Kathie

Kathie said...

btw your mariners compass is beautiful and congrats on 200 posts, a milestone!
would love to see a close up of the mariners compass I love looking at others fabric choices.
thanks !
Kathie

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love most all of them but jewel tones are my all time favorites (whether batiks or tone on tone or solids or . . . ).

Evening Sunset could be a working name for your quilt-in-progress?

momhooten said...

Elsie,
I won your 200th post contest. I received my package Saturday, August 28th. Thanks for the books, material, calendar and note cards. Your a very kind person to offer such a give-away and then send a surprise package. Thanks so very much!
momhooten@gmail.com