Back in June, I blogged about some red, white and blue scraps that were struggling to become Scrap Jar Star blocks. My plan at the time was to find some additional fabrics that "read" as solids, in an attempt to calm down the busy-ness of the red, white and blue prints.
After hours of play and experimentation, I ripped apart all the SJS blocks and changed direction.
This medallion of 16 patches and pinwheels was the result.
I still had a huge batch of red, white & blue HSTs, so I was inspired to do yet another zig-zag border.
Before adding the zig-zag border, I wanted to enlarge the quilt a bit and make the math for the zig-zags work out evenly. I auditioned this red fabric with white stars, but it reminded me too much of Minnie Mouse's polka dots.
This isn't a great representation, but the fabric is red with small dotted stars - it works much better as the inner border.
I still have to stitch all the HSTs together for the zig-zag border. Although today is a holiday in the U.S., I won't get to enjoy it by stitching. It's time to return my grand-dog to my son, so I'll be driving half the length of Louisiana to meet him.
|David & Jozy|
It's been great having Jozy Labrador (named after a U.S. soccer player) visit with us this summer, but it will be nice to be back to our usual menagerie of just two dogs and one cat!