Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quilt top done, triangles cut........

I decided I liked this fabric for the outer border and cut it and sewed it on.  The right side is a little dark because I didn't turn on the light on that side of it last night.  A hint when you are working with dotted fabrics: cut the longest edge of sashing strips on the lengthwise grain and it will look straighter.  In this case it was 4.5" x 8.5" so I cut a strip 8.5" and sliced it into 4.5" sections.  If I had cut a 4.5" strip on the crosswise grain you would have seen the dots running crooked across the sashing strips.
The art quilters group is coming on Monday so I am cleaning off the tables in the basement.  The strip sets for Prismatic Garden were laying there waiting to be cut so I finished them up, 104 triangles to go with the 88 left from previous quilts.

24 comments:

Pat Converse said...

It turned out beautiful. I wish I had your talent for choosing colors.

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful Wanda! Love the design as well.

Susan said...

I wondered how you got your dots lined up so straight...great tip! The quilt top looks great!

Mary said...

The quilt is lovely. Thanks for the tip about using dotted fabric.

Nancy J said...

Lovely, I am so glad you had the dot fabric there , and chose it. Lovely outer border, it is great all over. Greetings from Jean.

Gene Black said...

I keep learning more about the beauty of using the lengthwise grain!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like the dots!

* said...

Outstanding. Those dots really make the stars jump out.

O'Quilts said...

I love it...It is my kind of quilt. Perfect.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the finished flimsy!

And those prismatic strips are GORGEOUS!

Have fun with your art quilters . . .

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

thanks for the tip about the polka dots!

Pam said...

Good tip about the dots. One that I will use.
Thanks and hugs. Prayers always.

Nifty Quilts said...

Great quilt!

JJM said...

This quilt has stolen my heart ! I absolutely love it.

J~MT

Char said...

I love it with the red borders! I use dots a lot, thanks for the tip!

Danielle Hudson said...

It's a great choice for the background. I would have never thought to use it myself. Makes me realize I need to think more outside of the box.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Thanks for the tip about the dots....never would have known. Another wandaful quilt!

Judy :)

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, I love this quilt. You certainly chose the right name for your blog.

Lynne said...

Thanks for that great tip on worked with spotted fabric.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OH YES!!! Red with black & white polka dots!!! Now who doesn't LOVE this!!!!!

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for the hints on the dots. I love this finish!!

suemac said...

Love the dots.

Muddling Through said...

Wanda, you always tell me things I didn't know! Thank you. Now I'll (hopefully) have dots that don't misbehave!

That quilt top is gorgeous! I love red, too.

Karen said...

Thanks for the polka dot tip. I've had that happen before and never really knew what I did wrong! Fun quilt!!