I make things -- books, knitted items, crocheted angels, and anything else I can find to make. Here I will write about my adventures in creating.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Giveaway! and can this quilt be saved?
So I'm making this quilt for my sister. It's supposed to look like this excellent quilt... but I realized I don't have a good color sense. (My mother's been telling me that for years, and the husband has even very delicately started in... hers is "are you going to go outside wearing that with that?" and his is a diffident "do you normally wear those two things together?") Looking at it now, I see I should have made the stars out of the colored flower bits that make the stretched hexagons. There are stars there, just you can barely make them out.
(This is the backing, with a red binding.)
So, does anyone have any hints for how to quilt it (at home - I don't do the "send it to someone else and have their computer quilt it" thing, although I do understand it's faster) so that the stars are emphasized rather than the oblong shapes? Colors, techniques, anything? Would using a thick/fluffy polyester batting (rather than thin bamboo/cotton) and putting most of the quilting in the non-star areas help?
(Redoing it is not an option - I don't have any more fabric!)
But now on to what you want... the giveaway!
Whether or not you're willing/able to give me "can this quilt be saved" advice, I have up for offer 2 yards of silk chiffon from Universal Fabrics here in Houston. I bought it because it's fabulous, but I've got no idea of what to do with it, so I'm leaving it up to you.
Here's a shot on a chair back so you get the scale:
And a close-up of the hilarious pattern, also showing how sheer it is (it's folded up behind itself at the bottom of the photo):
(I saw a greetings card once with various structured undergarments on it; the inside said, "thanks for your support!")
To win, just post a comment of any kind. Quilting advice welcome, but not necessary. A way to contact you (i.e. no "no-reply" profiles) is necessary, of course.
(Random) Drawing on May 26th.
Shipping note: I had some issues last time with the giveaway - I live next door to a post office, but it's open only when I'm at work, so I have to wait for a day off work when the post office is open (i.e. no holidays) to ship internationally (the machine will ship domestically any time). I had a day free just after the giveaway, but a family emergency kept me from the post office on that one day, and it was over a month until I had a non-holiday weekday off work again. So, this time, US/Canada only, unless you're willing to wait a while for shipping. (If you're willing to wait, you can submit from anywhere!)