If you recall, the May step was
5. using some of the fabric in the first border make another border of your choice
|first border seems so long ago...|
I chose to feature the pink flannel as the background for a pieced sun. The inspiration was a pattern I received at quilting retreat in January.
Just enlarged it a bit, and made the sun's rays out of a taffeta instead of flannel.
Oh, and they're dimensional rays. I really love dimension in quilts.
I had intended to piece the stars, but ended up just going with fused applique. They aren't actually fused down yet, because I am waiting to see where they look best with the side borders.
|Scrap of bright pink flannel demanded to become a star|
Did some thinking about what I wanted to add on the sides and bottom. So many ideas.
Sketches. Consulting of magazines, books, patterns, blogs.
June's step is
6. make a border that has squares in it; 4 patch, checkerboards etc would be welcome here. again have fun
I am still undecided on what those squares might entail. My quilt is approaching twin size, so I'm almost out of room. In fact, when I checked the dimensions, I really only have about 6" more to add to each side. Not quite enough room to play with some of my wilder design ideas. Plus, it's getting so busy that I don't want to make it into a giant mess. (I have done that before; it's not pretty.)
So, I have the competing desires of "use up those flannel scraps" and "make something pretty". Heavens! This open-ended idea stage may have to marinate a bit...
Linking up with the Relaxing Robin folk over at Sew You Quilt 2. I just love seeing everyone's progress, ideas, and interpretations.