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.