To see more about how I created the middle of this quilt check out my first POST. It was time for round 2 of this gorgeous Celebration Quilt that we’re making at the 2012 Quilts By Barb Retreat Get Away Weekend. Initially I thought I would make my stars in this turquoise and make the next strip around in a grey that went with the main fabric. I rarely second guess myself – I very much an initial ‘gut’ decision maker…but this time I had a secondary ‘gut’ reaction that said it just wasn’t working. So…I decided to try another option – here’s the coordinating stripe to my main fabric surrounded by the same hand-dyed piece i used for my center most star. I stood away from my design wall to help in my decision making. I decided to go with my second gut feeling and do the coordinating stripe and the hand-dyed fabric. Now to finish up the corners of this piece – which means more decisions to make! I created four different options and I’ll show you a close up to the corners so you can see even better…Lower left – Green Typewriter print fabric with the backside of a darker over-dyed fabric. Upper right – Green Typewriter Fabric with the front side of a darker over-dyed fabric. Upper left – Turquoise corners with the backside of the over-dyed fabric. Lower Left – Turquoise corners with the frontside of the over-dyed fabric. After hanging on my wall for a few days and also making sure my gut decision was the right one by checking in on Diane’s gut for what I should go for I finally decided to… with the upper left option – Turquoise corners with the backside of the over-dyed fabric. I just really liked how these went together and I think my reaction was right. Next – I have to decide on the final round of this quilt (unless I decide to border it…) Do you think I made the right decisions?
This is beautiful Kim! What will you be doing with it?
Barb from Quilts by Barb says
Looks great. I like your second choice on the stars better, too.