Thursday, 1 November 2007

So far - so good !

Well the Lady of the Lake blocks went together like a dream. I've only ever set blocks together on point once before I think and never this many. I did get a little confused now and then and had to stop what I was doing and re-jig things a bit.

I have a few blocks left over as I wanted the quilt more symmetrical than the pattern in the magazine. I wanted the corner triangles to be the same size whereas on the pattern they were different sizes as the blocks were off-set. That sounds confusing but I know what I mean even if no-one else does - lol ! I don't think I've explained that very well but never mind.



I tried to mix up the colours as best I could but there a couple of places where very similar blocks are close together but no matter. They're staying where they are now !!



I love how it's looking but now need to add borders. I actually like it without borders but NEED this quilt to be bigger as it's for a double bed and I like a good overlap. When I cut out all my blocks I deliberately cut loads of extra small triangles for an idea I had brewing. What do you think of these for a border idea ?




My sort of plan is to have a double strip of these going around the edge maybe with a plain fabric seperating them. Not altogether sure how big my borders need to be yet to get it to the size I want. Where is my tape measure ??? Could be triangle overload - we'll see !
I will trim the edges and work out sizes and then go from there. If I decide not to use these split flying geese - no matter ! It will be the start of a whole new quilt - lol !


Oh what fun we have.

Also I'm thinking I may hand quilt this after all instead of getting it done on a long-arm quilter. A daunting prospect for something this size but I know it will look lovely. And there is absolutely no rush at all because this quilt will be mine and Jasons.
I am going to my warehouse again tomorrow but as a passenger. Jason wants some more driving practise - hope I'm in a fit state for some shopping and my nerves are intact :-)







31 comments:

swooze said...

I think it is beautiful!

anne bebbington said...

This has turned out wonderfully - I love the border you propose - I think you're completely out of your tree wanting to piece all those triangles and to be honest I quite covet the quilt it will be gorgeous!!!

dot said...

Oh this is a beautiful quilt. I really like it. the colors, the placements, everything.

Hedgehog said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the triangle border idea. Can't believe you're going to quilt it by hand - more power to you!!

Guðrún said...

What a great job you have done Andrea, it looks stunning, everything fits so well together. This will be a heirloom quilt.

Floss said...

WOW, that looks stunning. I like the idea of the split flying geese border. I think I would add a small plain boarder first. Whatever you decide I think it will look great.

joyce said...

It's beautiful. So many triangles!

Chookyblue said...

this is fab........planning to do a similiar quilt in January.......little differnt to this......and I love flying geese....

loulee1 said...

It looks fantastic. Your flying geese border is a good idea. You must be seeing triangles in your sleep.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, I think that border idea will be very lovely!!

Pam said...

It looks just fabulous. It will look so nice hand quilted! When I hand quilt a large quilt I get the long arm quilter to baste the three layers together for me - that is such a lot of work and so nice to have done by the long armer. Then just quilt away at it in the evenings. Have fun!!

Vicki W said...

Andrea, it looks awesome! The border is going to be stunning too.

Catherine said...

It's stunning. The flying geese border will be a marvelous addition.

Kieny said...
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Kieny said...

Your quilt looks beautiful!
I love the colours, great job.

Angela said...

This is awesome!!!

Cathi said...

Beautiful quilt so far. The border will be great!

I've tagged you for a "Why do you craft?" meme. Hope you'll join in!!

Dawn said...

Oh it is beautiful! And I love the scrappy flying geese with your leftover triangles! If you need it bigger I think those will work great!

Jeanne said...

Andrea, it sings! I just love it and think the proposed border idea is a very good one. I want to make one, too.

Kristie said...

I think it is beautiful!!! The triangles will make a perfect border. I just love scrap quilts they are my favorite.
Kristie

Nicole and Phil said...

WOW...just gorgeous! the colours work together really well!Are you really going to hand quilt it still? I would be off to the long arm machine ! LOL
Enjoy!

Helen in the UK said...

BEAUTIFUL. I think a small border of something (maybe the setting triangle fabric?) then the split flying geese would be great. If you need bigger you can then add a plainish border to make it whatever size is needed. Great work :)

Judith said...

It looks beautifull. and I think the border will add just more beauty to it,

meggie said...

That is beautiful!

Kathy Wagner said...

Awesome quilt! And I really like your border idea...can you stand to make more half square triangles?!?

Claire said...

Fabulous!

gwen said...

One more to say that this quilt is beautiful. The flying geese borders is a good idea, but I would put a plain border first to calm it down. Such a huge piece to hand-quilt, you are courageous. Have fun at the warehouse and take care.

May Britt said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. The colours are perfect in it.

Bren said...

No where does your eye get "stuck", so if you have some blocks in the same color family next to each other, it does not show. I love the border idea, and hand quilting...well I am partial so I should not say ;) BEAUTIFUL!!!

Darlene said...

This is a very delightful quilt. True "eye candy". :-)

katelnorth said...

I think the split flying geese blocks would make a lovely border. Though I agree with anne bebbs that you might possibly be mad to want to do it...