Saturday, April 12, 2008
Being really intrigued when a copy of Strips that Sizzle fell into my hands, I planned my own sizzly quilt for a couple years before ever cutting into fabric. And what could be more electric than color wheel opposites like turquoise and orange?
Still, when the blocks were done, I wasn't as pleased as I might have been. The success of Strips that Sizzle quilts hinges on value choices and value grading choices aren't always easy for me. So the blocks were put away.
When I went looking for the blocks later on, I couldn't find them. Anyone visiting my sewing room wouldn't be surprised. Some interesting Freudian implications, perhaps?? No, just general CHAOS.
Eventually the blocks surfaced. I planned a layout, but needed to fill in some gaps.
This week the blocks got made and the top assembled. Yay--another UFO is together in one piece!
Now the decision--to border or not to border?
Instead of making that decision, I'm re-organizing my under-the-stairs sewing storage area. Good lord, I've got one HELL of a lot of fabric. *grin*
It's fun seeing green, blooming spring around on the blogs and on Flickr. Here in Wisconsin, this is what mid-April looks like. Last vestiges (we hope) of snow: