Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Occupy - Second Evening



I'm participating in CatPatches' Occupy your Sewing Room effort, and I wanted to report on my second evening of fun.

Have you ever worked on a design and it just didn't go right? The pieces didn't play together like you thought they would? The colors just didn't speak the same language? Sigh. I had one of those evenings.

I had made some nice HSTs in Christmas-y fabrics, and was trying to put a border on my Peppermint Popper table topper. (See, Gene, I am using the name you came up with --- I love it!)

This is what I tried initially:


That just didn't seem right, so I tried this:


Those HSTs just were not singing in harmony, so I decided to keep it a two-color project. Quick as lightning, my Accuquilt Go!Baby turned out more chisels (have I told you how quick and easy that lil baby cranks out pieces?), and I made one more braid . . .


Then I put that with what I already had, and here is the Peppermint Popper table topper, ready for embellishment!


Now I can start stitching some snowflakes with the gorgeous Presencia Finca thread I got from Jane, and soon my crystals will arrive so I can finish with some bling!  To keep it in my two-color scheme, I think I'll use some Kona red from my stash to back it, and some scraps from the chisel braid fabrics for the binding.

What do you think? Are two-color quilts something that you like, or do you find them kinda boring, and long for more color?

Love,

5 comments:

  1. LOVE two color quilts...I think when you add the "bling" the rest will speak for itself. This is going to be SO pretty!!

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  2. I have really been enjoying working with reds and whites lately. I usually like more color, but using a variety of fabric in one color is almost as much fun. Love Peppermint Popper Table Topper.

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  3. I like the two colours. It makes it stand out more

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  4. Two color yes! Red and white is top of my fav list :) Then blue and white...this will be gorgeous

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  5. Two colors can be really fun, it is the pattern that makes it interesting :)

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