Monday, September 1, 2008

I am sooo thrilled!

In my last post, I commented on the thing I have going with circles... and that I was working on one that was alot more complex.... Well take a look...

Don't mind the striped background, that is just my ironing board cover :-).... but I fell in love with this fabric when I brought it last year in Charleston, SC. At the time I had no idea what I was going to do with it. At one point, I was going to use the Big Square pattern. Then I was going to use the Big Square 2 pattern. But each time I was sure that it wasn't really what the fabric was meant for.... so back it went into my stash.

For those of you who know me, you know I love flying geese. After seeing Mary Anne's Flying Geese Color Wheel, I knew what I wanted to do. Combine them both.... so here it is... the quilt top is done.....

I tried my hand at drafting for the first time and combined drafting circular flying geese and points in the round. I added thin piping around each circle and created what I thought was a great design. Until I stood back and took a good look.... it was crying for something more.... too much negative space.

So back to the fabric I went and decided to fussy cut some of the stars out of the circles and add them around the larger circles to create a galaxy.


Now, I just have to figure out how I am going to quilt it. I want to do echo quilting around the circles, but I have to decide if I will echo the stars, or just treat them as part of the background fabric. Oh well, just another design decision to make while I am on vacation this week...

Cheers!

2 comments:

Mary Anne said...

I love the quilt top! Well done!!!!!!

terificreations said...

I can hardly wait to see this in person. This is beautiful and fun and!