Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My NEW BLUE Quilt


Well, it's getting there... I have about 5 more blocks to make before I sew this all together. I'm adding a border of HSTs around it ... I want a sawtooth look, then a 12" white border, then another sawtooth and finally a dark blue border. I'm planning on doing some applique in the white area.
Now here's the question I have for all of you... Would you use aqua leaves and stems on the flowers or green? I was thinking maybe even a deep teal or blue/green so that I'm still all blue but with the feeling of green. Not sure...
The flowers will be all shades of blue and there's going to be stems of berries (BLUEBERRIES) coming off the vines here and there. I'm so excited about this quilt. Blue is one of my favorite colors. I made a quilt YEARS ago in the sunshine and shadows pattern ...all blue. LOVED that quilt but it wore out and I tossed it (sorry... didn't realize how special quilts were back then). So this is going to be my new BLUE :)

3 comments:

Quiltluver said...

I think you can use any color blue, especially if the fabric comes from the center of the quilt. Looks very pretty!

Scrapatches said...

Deb ... this is looking very lovely!! I love the colors in your string blocks. Your borders and applique sound wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt as you work on it ... :-) Pat

breane24 said...

I've decided my NEXT quilt will be the pattern of this. It seems so EASY! Yet looks so complicated. My fiance just said, "Yeah, make it less girlie so I want to use it!"