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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New fabric and triangles cut...........

Yesterday morning I joined a group of ladies who all have mid-arm or longarm quilting machines at a fabric shop in Morris, IL.  The store doesn't carry Kaffe Fassett fabric but they do have Martha Negley.  I picked up these 2 new ones.
Last night I finally cut some triangles to see if I really liked that fabric.  Like I mentioned in a previous post this fabric will resemble a border as it blends into the dark half of the edge squares.
I will have to figure out how large the corner triangle is.  Luckily I have 2 yards of the batik fabric.
This view shows three sides almost filled in with triangles.  I considered making the triangles light so they would continue the shimmering design, but I really prefer a dark edge.

22 comments:

Rita P said...

I really like that fabric you're adding as a "border" and I'm here to tell you, these quilts are better seen in person! Thanks for bringing it along yesterday, Wanda. Also, I have a ruler by Fons and Porter (my contribution to the "gadget" conversation from yesterday) that figures out the corner triangles!

Debbie said...

Haven't disagreed with your borders in a long time, Wanda. I've been loving what you've been doing with this log cabin the whole time, but now I'm disappointed with the dark border. Maybe when you're finished it will look different than in this photo.

Feather on a Wire said...

I think this border fabric is perfect. It frames the whole top and unites it.
Lovely lovely quilt,
Sally

Jackie said...

This border is the perfect fabric for this quilt! It blends just beautiful and because it is a batik it really has some movement too. This is one gorgeous quilt!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I love this quilt, Wanda. The border is PERFECT. I usually cut those side triangles bigger than the recipe calls for so that it really looks like a border; it appears you've done that, too. I seldom use a light border -- that's where dirt happens the most!

Miranne said...

Your border fabrics are perfect!
And those Martha Negley ones are absolutely gorgeous. I will browse the net for them now :o)

hetty said...

I prefet a darker edge too. Will there be a corner triangle? Looking at your quilt I can't figure it out.

QuilterBee said...

Girlfriend could you do us a little tute on color? I love what you do with color. Your quilts are real art, not just about the print on the fabrics. Love this blog with my coffee, Amie in Tn.

SarahVee said...

Gorgeous! The dark triangles are perfect. I like dark borders too. This is such a stunning setting for the log cabin block. I also think you picked out some great new fabrics. Do you usually buy at least a yard of a print? I'm finding now that I play more I like to have more of a print than a quarter yard.

Elaine Adair said...

I've been watching the progression, changes, arrangements, rearrangements of these glorious blocks. ANY way you finish them, they will be another gorgeous, colorful project. What a beauty you have created!

Marie said...

Wanda - Your quilt is stunning. I love the play of light and dark. I am going to look for the prints you got yesterday. They would be perfect for my project.

Needled Mom said...

I like the dark much better. It is such a gorgeous quilt.

Love the new fabrics too.

Char said...

Really like the blue. This quilt is outstanding! Can't wait to see it finished.

Anonymous said...

Great post today ! Martha Negley prints are luscious. Like our Huckleberries out here ~ vivid purple blue. Love the the red also.

I was unsure of the dark blue for the 'setting' the edges yesterday... But as always you can select the best to complete your quilt top. A nice deep rich setting that compliments the entire piece.

J~MT

wackywoman said...

Very nice Wanda. I generally like darker borders as well.

Muddling Through said...

Perfection and Wanda just go hand in hand! The border is shaping up to be totally wonderful! And I love those two prints you got. Gorgeousness all around.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I like the dark edge too.

QuiltNCards said...

Hi Wanda,
Love your border... you sure have a knack! Terri

Cathi said...

Love that border -- it really is perfect for the quilt. Have you decided on binding fabric yet?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the effect of the triangles ... seamless continuation but with boundary definition.

Dolly said...

I would measure across that flat "corner", and any excess of the attached triangles that you're going to leave (if you want the quilt to 'float', divide that amount by 1.414, then add and inch and a half to that measurement for your corner squares which are going to be split once diagonally. The resulting triangles should be just a bit oversized at that point, and can be squared up along with the rest of the outside edge.

LC said...

Yummy, as usual!