Back to sewing and working on the Double Wedding Ring Quilt.
Ironing is not my favorite task. It took me several hours to get the border fabric pressed and the quilt top pressed so I could lay it out and pin it together to machine applique.
Now, I'll need to crawl around on the floor to get it pinned well so it doesn't shift when I applique. The quilt top is sitting on top of a solid piece of fabric. After I applique it down, I will cut out the extra fabric behind the top and then starch, starch, starch to get ready for the applique in the borders.
Lots to do but I think I have the fabric colors decided upon.
I am changing some of the bright green leaves (above) with more muted tones like the brown green in the bud in the left upper corner. These fabrics will be used on the applique on the two sides that have the pink floral fabric like above.
Then I will change out all of the flower fabrics above to more yellow brown tones that will better match the fabric in this side of the quilt.
That is the plan. Of course, it is subject to change if I don't like the way it looks.
I'm sure that is about as clear as mud. I probably won't show much more of this quilt as I work so that the finished quilt will be a surprise for Craig and Becca. (No fair peaking in the sewing room.)
I'm not sure I told you all, but the big day is October 1, 2011. Craig has forgotten to remind me today that it is now only 5 months away. It only seems like a couple of weeks ago that it was over a year away. Time flies, doesn't it.
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.