Friday, January 25, 2013

Progress Report

There has been a bit of movement on the Dazzling Scraps project!  IF you remember, I skipped Block C and moved ahead to the quicker Block D.  Well, now, all of the C Blocks have been assembled!

Block C
The C Blocks become the scrappy border of the quilt.  What an easy way to make a beautifully impact-full border!  I love these blocks!

And...of course, since I had all the blocks assembled, I couldn't resist laying it all out on the floor to get an idea of what the design will look like when pieced together.

Dazzling Scraps Layout - Design Floor!?!?
Not too shabby!  I think I'm pretty happy with the layout just as it is, so I'm leaving it laying out like this overnight and I'll probably piece it as is tomorrow morning (or tonight if I really can't wait, but I have another pressing project I need to get to).

Then, as far as the pattern goes, I'm done, but...this is for my in-laws' bed, so I'm thinking of adding a 15" border all the way around.  Something simple, probably just cutting a strip each of neutral (3"), red (5"), then blue (8").  We'll have to see...not sure how great that will look, but I do need to get this to be a much bigger square!  Suggestions welcome & appreciated!

Heather

10 comments:

K Quilts at Home (Karen) said...

Hi Heather,

I think your quilt is Awesome!!! I am loving the colors and boarder... Your idea for the 3, 5, 8" additional border will look wonderful in the colors you have chosen.... Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Karen from Arizona.

amidthismoment said...

I really like that border a lot. It showcases the stars really well.

-Bobbi
amid.this.moment@gmail.com

Allison said...

great stars! I think your border plan sounds like a good idea

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is such a striking quilt! Great pattern and I love your fabric choices too.

sara said...

Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!!

LynCC said...

Not shabby at all!! This is gorgeous. :D

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, that's a beauty!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Whoop whoop!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I! LOVE! THIS! QUILT! WOW! It looks amazing Heather, and your in-laws will appreciate it so much! May I ask where I may obtain the pattern?

Kevin the Quilter said...

BTW, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! I hope you have fun with it? I did! http://kevinthequilter.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-liebster-award.html

Jill said...

I saw that you were nominated for the Liebster Award on Kevin the Quilter's blog. This quilt is beautiful! Your in-laws are sure to love it.