Thursday, 5 October 2017

No geese, but a solution of sorts

I must have tried twenty fabrics this morning, in an attempt to find something that I could use as a wider border for this piece.  I realised that what I really wanted was more of the black floral, but I didn't have nearly enough, and am too stubborn just to order more.  

Then I tried the flying geese again, then various other permutations, and nothing was quite right. Though I really, really wanted geese to be the solution I was looking for, this quilt wasn't having any of it. Finally it occurred to me that since what I wanted was more black, I should find a way of using what I had left, and started cutting black triangles and adding them into the mix.  I have also laid them out as squares, so that they echo the units already in the quilt.  

This is just a tiny section, to give you a feel for things without exposing the enormous mess all around; it is possible to take warts and all photography too far!

17 comments:

  1. I like the addition of black print a lot hugs, Julierose

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  2. Ok, those dark flowery triangles are popping! Great idea!

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  3. Oh, the dark triangles are lovely. Sometimes a quilt has a mind of its own, huh?

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  4. I like it, especially that you don't have enough to make every triangle out of the black floral. And yes, I've made similar messes while trying to find a solution to my quilting issues.

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  5. Ah, I knew you would work it out! Those little extra black triangles keep the darker feeling happening, just not so intense, which is great!

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  6. Yes, I like your solution, the triangles are looking good and although they have the black background the spots of colour pick up the fabrics used in the body of the quilt.

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  7. I'd skip a border and bind with the bronze.
    Well done

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  8. Very nice, it does look like a complementary situation where everyone is working
    together for the good of the whole.
    It's great when that happens.

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  9. I can definitely see where you're going with this! What a great touch. It's hard sometimes not to run out and try to match fabric especially when it seems like the obvious solution! Love how you're getting around this one!

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  10. Honestly it is nice to see a good close up of this quilt. The subtle variations in fabric are so interesting! The black is perfect, I know you'll make it work!

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  11. We love to see your warts .....(?)
    The little snips of black will have an impact without being overpowering

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