Hooray for snow days! Well, ice days in my case. Although we had school on Thursday, we were out again Friday, and today. My parents visited this weekend, so I just finished my Baubles quilt this morning.
I decided to make the baubles horizontal, rather than vertical. I think they look like old fashioned glass ornaments this way. Since the quilt is a square, the decision really only affected the placement of the quilt label. The pattern for this one is in the works, and on larger, rectangular quilts it will matter. So, I'm planning to write the pattern for either layout.
It was so much fun to work with such bright colors during the doldrums of winter, and the large black and white polkadots on the back are the perfect punch against those vibrant hues.
It doesn't matter how many quilts I make, every time I know that my thread is going to contrast with my backing, it makes me a little apprehensive. I like the way it looks when it's finished, but it always makes me feel like I have to be perfect with my stitches (or as perfect as I can possibly be). PS- that is a nice coating of ice on my deck, and I nearly busted my behind getting these photos. It's all good though; I'm not above suffering for my art! ;)
I love the bright yellow binding on this one, and this photo gives a good close-up of it. I think that striped bindings are the bomb! Anytime I have the opportunity to use a stripe on a binding, I'm all for it.
I really loved designing and making this quilt. I am still a curve chicken, so I like patterns that trick the eye into believing that there are curves involved when there really aren't. The plan for the rest of my ice day is to finish this pattern, so be on the lookout for it soon!