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 ~