Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blue and Green Top Finished

My Blue and Green top is finally finished. I am not going to add a border to this one as it is already quite large and I am going to use it as wall art. I really dug into my blue, green, and bluegreens to put this together and I love the way it came out. To me it says Spring! I already have a good idea how I want to quilt this so when I get it loaded on the longarm it will hopefully just flow.

I figured out the background for my compass that is the center of my nesting robin project. This is a handye fabric I did quite some years ago. I really need to pull out my dyeing supplies and do more of this as I really love the way they blend with both solids and commercial fabrics. They also look great with just other handyes. I think the best way to do this is reverse applique. I will needleturn the blue fabric to the circle. With all the seams I think this will work best.

I have pulled an assortment of fabrics that I like. I will try to repeat the colors that are already there and add a few more to round it out into the rainbow of colors. I am also adding grey and black prints. I will repeat the black but sparingly as I do not have a lot of solid left and the point of this nesting robin exercise it to finish up a UFO and also to use stash. The squiggly striped fabric in the top right might be a narrow border to pull all the colors together. I have lots of rounds to work with this group of fabrics and am sure as I get going on this I will be adding more fabrics to the mix. My goal right now is to make this a nice sized wall quilt, most likely a square but as I work I might change my mind on what to do. Leave me a comment with your thoughts.

7 comments:

Judy in Ohio said...

Your choices for your Nesting Robin are absolutely wonderful! It looks as though your quilt will be in the "The More, The Merrier Club" which is my goal too.

Bright and busy makes for a very cheery nest IMHO. :-)

Suze said...

I wonder how come I missed doing that compass block with y'all? Interesting there will be two of them for the nesting robin!

I love the blue and green quilt...ever thought about doing a applique overlay of something, maybe a sunflower, or some other organic item, on it? However it gets finished it will be terrific!

Quilthappy said...

Wow Ami, your nesting robin fabrics along with your compass center are gonna make for one SENSATIONAL quilt, my dear! Love all those colors. Can hardly wait for our first round to begin!! :-)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Quilthappy I just need to finish up the applique for the round shape. I dreamed it last night........belive it or not how to do it. I think I will start on it today as I finally finished the binding of my Mountain Majesty yesterday........it does still need a hanging sleeve though.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Suze that is a brilliant idea. I never thought of making that top a backdrop for applique but it sure would look awesome with a huge sunflower on there.........might have to think on that for a bit.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Judy sometimes the more you throw color at something the better it works. I am hoping to start the applique of the center circle today so I can move forward with the upcoming borders.

Exuberant Color said...

I love your blue and green quilt! I especially like the light value surrounded by the darker values.