Thursday, October 12, 2017

Palmateer Point, the sequel but not the finish

Since I was less than enthralled with my choice of fabrics for the hst's in this project, it was left to simmer on the design wall for a week, to no avail.  I still don't care for those glaring hst rows!  But I'm not doing any more unstitching on this project, so I went off in search of some border possibilities. Here's what it looked like originally:
A block without borders

A good rummage through a couple bins of scraps resulted in several possibilities, ranging from "hmm" to "ridiculous" but never reaching "sublime."  A few of those possibles:




Yikes! What WAS she thinking?!


I sure wasn't feeling the love for any of these, and had decided to just slap a backing on the original block, get it quilted and done.  There was this sweet older print in one bin, and I figured it would make a lovely back and I could always flip it to the reverse side when I tired of looking at the pink.

The little quilt and the fabric had other ideas however, and here's where we ended up after they decided to dance together.

I love the way the mellow golden yellow softens the glaring pink/white combination of the hst's a bit, and certainly makes the top more lovable at least in my eyes. And that's where this project stands right now. The top is 38x38 inches, a good table-topper size. It will go into the closet for a bit while I try to finish some other huge lingering projects before I decide how to quilt it.  

9 comments:

  1. It's so pretty! I love the butter yellow. At least your pink HST form the proper diagonals, mine are just a hodgepodge of mid tones. I think I ll like mine once it s done because mine, and yours too! have a great old time- scrappy look.

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  2. Your dithering really simmer to a good decision. I love the yellow border. It brings all the scrappy bits of the middle together so beautifully. Charming. Congrats! ;^)

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  3. Yes, I agree, it is a nice color combo. Good job!. Hugs, lj

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  4. I was going to say, just tea dye it and the HST won't glare at you so much, but you found a lovely solution!

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  5. It's a great choice and blends well with the 16-patches. I liked it even before though.

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  6. This one took you on a hayride before you got to the dance :) The color combo is much softer now and this is a great solution. You never know who will cross your path and need it in the future.

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  7. The border fabric is very pretty and sets off the quilt just right! I haven't decided if I will put a border on mine or not. I have other fish to fry right now.

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  8. It was really fun to see the different looks. Good choice.

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  9. It's interesting how the different border options changed the look of the centre so much. The one you found is so pretty and definitely softens the look of the HSTs.

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