I finished piecing this quilt top that turned out to be a "Beauty" but it was a "Beast" to make. I apologize for photographing it next to my pink carpet (alas I've complained enough about that in the past). Someday it will be replaced.
I didn't have enough border fabric to do mitered corners but I felt like the formal feel of the quilt demanded that treatment.
So I pieced the corners. Your eye follows the green stripe and doesn't notice the seam lines unless you are looking for them.
I looked all over for sashing, my stash, online, the LQS, and finally back to my stash. I ended up using an old Judie Rothermel line from about 2002. As you can see the green in the sashing does not match the green in the border but again. . . your eye tricks you into thinking it's the same when you view the quilt top as a whole.
I am really glad to be done with this quilt top. It has been carefully folded and put on a hanger in the back of my quilting closet. We need some time apart.
My quilt group, Bound Together, is doing a red & white BOM this year. I got out the 7 yds. I bought a few years back intending to make just such a quilt. As you can see by the photo above - it bleeds.
I put it in the washer with RETAYNE. I hope that it will really work and whatever I make won't bleed on the white. I'm looking forward to making this quilt. The first block is a 'birds in the air' variation.
The clouds in the sky continue to fascinate me.
No piecing today, company's coming and I have been doing a general clean-up. The vacuum keeps overheating and turning itself off. I can't remember how old it is but it must have gotten a lot of use while we were in Wisconsin. Time for a new one I think?