Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{Post #987} Side Benefit of Insomnia

Coming right on the heels of my "mostly dead" post...I woke up at 4 AM and could not get back to sleep.  I stayed in bed with high hopes of going back to sleep, but it didn't happen.  So I got up at 4:30.  Eventually I started finishing the piecing for this quilt...Scrappy Bargello.  I just needed to cut and add 4 pieces to the panel, then slice and resew, then sew all 6 sections together, then put on a yellow inner border.  You'd have done the same thing, right?

The first picture is the center hanging over my quilt frame. You can see about half of it.  The second one is it on my design wall.  I had two yellow shirts that were very similar in color, so I alternated strips of the two shirts.



Now I'm deciding if I should make do for an outer border with a variety of dark shirts or buy (eek!) enough of a dark plaid to have the same fabric for the outside border.  I think I'll probably sew dark pieces end to end and hope it doesn't look too bad.  I am going to use brushed cotton plaid for the back...just big rectangular pieces enough to make a backing, nothing fancy.

~Joan


2 comments:

Ruth said...

No, I have never made a bargello quilt. In fact there are LOTS of designs I have never made. It's a good thing I'm going to live a long life (according to some "test" I took yesterday)! Hee Hee! So I might get around to it. I have the same problems waking up real early & not getting back to sleep. I usually get up as well and try to get some sewing done. This morning I actually slept in to about 5:45!

Alycia said...

I think dark pieces end to end would look just beautiful. Love this quilt!!