Friday, March 18, 2011

Circular reasoning

Last night my husband was off having some man time at church, so I figured hey--might as well start on yet another project so I can have even MORE half-finished things laying all over my sewing room. So I went ahead and cut out all the petals for the Dresden quilt along. Just now I pieced them all together, and I have to admit it was satisfyingly fast.

Circle #1 for Lily's QAL

Then I had the chance to try it against some different backgrounds to see which one I like best. Someone on Flickr suggested yellow, so I busted out my yellow Nicey Jane to try it out. BLECH. It was awful! The yellow "Wash Day Ticking" is one of my favorite fabrics ever and it nearly ruined it for me. I can't even describe how horrid and sickly and just...well...nasty it looked. So I decided to go for my old standby--gray!

Background for circle?

I didn't want to go with Kona Ash because that's what I always pick, but decided instead on some Patty Young that I really like. I think the pattern is not so crazy as to make the whole thing too busy, but that could just be me.

On a related note, I am really bad about "skimming" directions. Things I especially don't notice are finished dimensions. I cut out enough for two circles, thinking, "Oh! These will be cute pillows!" But alas, the finished circle is hugemongous so unless that pillow is a floor cushion....wait....hmmmmm....

Light bulb.


Leslie said...

oh this looks so pretty. i have got to get cutting on mine!!

Manda said...

This is lovely, love the colours. I think it works well with that grey!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Firstly I am totally beating myself up about that not singing comment and please please forgive me - I really apologise and I am a stupid big mouth and really hope I didn't upset you. Secondly, I love your dresden and am still laughing at the dimensions - funnily enough, even though I knew I was making it with layer cakes, the size surprised me :-)

Jenn R said...

I really like this! Can't wait to see it as a pillow.

**nicke... said...

i love this! i really love it! and i laughed a lot at your "light bulb". we watched despicable me at our house recently. love it.