Monday, October 1, 2012

stormy skies



i finished my beginner's quilt-along top!  i stalled out about block 9.  and then got stuck again on what to use for sashing and cornerstones.  but i'm glad i waited, because i love how it turned out. 



i changed my original idea, and used gray - even thought there is NO gray anywhere in the blocks!  i just really like the way it looks with the other colors.  i had planned on cream, but it was way too much contrast with the brown.  what do you think?  this is a mix of mostly amy butler, with AMH and tula pink thrown in for good measure.



indie, AKA indiana jones, decided this was his photo shoot, and he was in the way for every picture.  silly cat.  these pics were taken in my front yard - i'm a lucky girl!

this mystery quilt top was a challenge for me every step of the way.  not knowing what the quilt would look like made it hard for me to pick my fabrics.  so i just had to cross my fingers and hope for the best.  i was trying to use up some stash fabric, so i didn't let myself buy anything for it!  that was tough.  i think i do that too often - instead of challenging myself to make it work. 

so anyways.  here it is.  i think i'll call it stormy skies.  i really want to join another QAL but i have a few unfinished WIPs to tackle first.  and a laundry room to finish.  what about you - are you "quilting along" with anyone right now?

4 comments:

Brooke said...

awesome!!

LornaO said...

Love it! I'm working on the Barrister's Sow-A-Long at http://barristersblock.blogspot.com/

Kelli said...

I love the gray and think it's the perfect touch! And my wip list is so long I won't let myself join a QAL right now! Unless my willpower breaks...

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous! Love your colors and the gray works super. You got my vote! Great job!

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