Monday, November 12, 2012

Color Challenge Top

I finished the large top today, and thought I'd share it, along with the last few blocks. I'd been in Colorado all summer; we got back October 1.  First, I needed to complete the last two colors:
Large kelly green block

Small kelly green block

Large lime green block

small lime green block
 I decided to tackle the large blocks first, and laid them out in what I thought was a balanced layout:


I thought about adding just a white border, but I wanted something with a bit more "pizzazz."  Remember when we first started doing 15 minutes of play?  We "made fabric," and I made a lot of it. Some of it got used in a challenge on another blog, but there was still a bit left in my drawer. I also had some orphan blocks that needed to get used in some way, so I combined them with the made fabric.  I cut it all into 3.5" strips for an inner border, and then added a white border.

Here's my finished top:




I'm thinking that for the binding I'll use one of those new stripes that are diagonal (made so you don't have to cut diagonally).  What do you think?

12 comments:

beebee said...

I love it. sooooo pretty.
hugs
beebee

♥Duff said...

HI Cyndi--I was just scrolling through Google REader an had to stop! What a beautiful quilt you've made. It is absolutely amazing. Yes, I think the diagonal binding would be cool! YOu've obviously got talent and an eye for design--I look forward to seeing the final quilt!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Beautiful!!! Way to add more made fabric!! Striking quilt!!

ellen gets crafty said...

Great quilt!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love it. very cool addition with the made fabric. where are the small stars? Will they be a small quilt? or additional border?

Lisa said...

WOW! It looks great. I love the made fabric border too.

Chris said...

Great quilt - and LOVE the made fabric border! Gives it a whole new look!

Selvage Quilter said...

Great quilt! I like the diagonal stripe idea for the binding. Love your new book too!!!

Helen said...

Love your orphans in the border. Everyone gets into the act! Am anxious to see your binding now....

Cyndi said...

The small stars will be a separate quilt. Thanks for the love, everyone!

Bridget said...

I haven't seen the diagonal fabric, yet, but it makes sense for a binding.

This is such an interesting quilt to look at. At first one might say, Oh, Stars and click past it, but a closer look at the centers and borders makes my heart sing!

Em said...

Thid is amazing!!!!