Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's Done..........Hooray!!!!!

Mariner's Compass - Nov 22, 2012
It is finally done - that is the top is done.  I didn't think I would ever get this thing finished.  I did more ripping and redoing on this quilt then I think I have ever done on any quilt.  It is not perfect, not even close.  There are still things I could fix, but the best fix is to start over. 

I am pleased with the colors.   I think they turned out well.  You never know.  Sometimes I will have these ideas bouncing around in my head and sometimes they just don't work out as well as I would have hoped.  The common color in all the circles is blue.  I pulled the colors from the gold and the fabric used as the borders around the circles.  The center circle I wanted to pull the brown (in the outside borders) and the gold into the center to give balance.  All the dark in the half square triangles are the same fabric as the borders around the circles.  There is 51 different batiks in the quilt.  Click on the picture to enlarge it and you may be able to see the colors better. 

To see more on the mariner's compass as it came together, check the previous posting. 

On to the next project and I do have lots.................

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mariner's Compass - On the Design Wall - Nov 1-19

 I have been working many hours on my Mariner's Compass.  Beth has finished her top.  She is off to the Houston Quilt Festival.  I hope that by time she returns I will have mine finished, but I still have many hours to go.  I am going to post a picture each morning until I finish  the top.  Come back to see it come together. 

October 25


October 31

November 2
November 3
November 5

November 9

November 11

November 14
November 19
Am I ever going to finish this quilt??? This is not the best quilt I have ever made.  I am a bit disappointed in it.  I should have followed my gut instincts and changed the sizes of the center border fabric.  It would have saved me a lot of grief and it would have given me a nicer looking quilt.  But, when I make the next one I will make my corrections and hopefully it will be to my satisfaction.  I would say that I should finish this (the top) in the next couple of days, but so far my predictions have not been too good.