Friday, August 26, 2011
another top together
When I posted about these blocks on Design Wall Monday earlier this month, I was planning to take them apart because I didn't have any matching fabric for the sixteenth block center or the sashing. I didn't want to take them apart, but I didn't see much choice.
All of the comments on that post urged me not to do it. Here I thought I was being a good quilter and doing it "right" -- which isn't the way I quilt at all -- and the real quilters told me to just finish them up with something else and no one would ever know the difference. I wasn't sure what I originally used for those center pieces, but it definitely wasn't the same stuff I'm using for white backgrounds now. Different color, different texture... I stopped at Joann's to see if I could find a closer match.
That mystery stuff I used for the block centers? Turns out it was unbleached craft muslin. (Don't ask -- this was one of my earliest quilting projects and I really don't know what I was thinking.) I bought a yard, even though what they had on the bolt didn't match the fabric in my quilt. Now that the blocks are together, I can't pick out the block with new fabric from the original blocks.
It's for the little guys, so I'm not sure what I'm going to back it with. Nothing too light -- I've made that mistake with their quilts before!
I'm linking this one to Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? because getting a top together after the blocks have sat for this long just has to qualify for some jumping and shouting!