Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let's play dressup

 Just popping in to share progress on the scraplique quilt.  The creative juices started flowing last night.   It just seemed so boring with all the blocks pretty much the same.  Time to dress this girl up a bit and put some SASS in that Sashing!  Nothing dresses things up quite like applique.   
Applique is the Stiletto heels of quilting.


I had a few basic ideas....  The original below would have tons of open space for custom quilting.


 But a girl always needs a few other backup plans.


 Blah blah blah .....BLAND


The candy striped fabric just might add the YUMMY to a otherwise boring quilt.


Before making my decision on the candy stripe I auditioned other options.
More scraplique was my first choice
then lace, which made it look too 70's for me
and some ribbon...it too was BORING to the eye.
Changing the border fabric also helped.  The floral fabric behind the graph paper(below) was the original idea.  The large polka dots I purchased last week at 44th Street Fabrics(in first picture above) added more visual interest.


Well it's back to work!  I might be able to have this small quilt finished in time for Christmas.

~ Lea Anne ~

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9 comments:

  1. I really like the stripe on the border! Can't wait to see what you decide to do!

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  2. It's really interesting to see how many things you thought of Lea Anne. I love that candy stripe - especially the way you made it curvy!

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  3. You are so creative! Everything you do is gorgeous. Wow!

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  4. I love your blog and all of your fabrics. You are great with colors and fabric selection.

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  5. Love seeing all your possibilities. I like the curvy stripe applique.

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  6. so many choices I think the candy stripe wins with me wonder what you will decide on maybe something you have not shown that has come to mind since this blog

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  7. Looks like things are coming together. The candy strips are really fun.

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  8. Nice to see your creative ideas flowing and your work space sprinkled with all the possibilities. Looks like you are enjoying the process! So much pretty!

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