WIP Wednesday: More whispers
I got the butterfly blocks together and started sewing white fabric around it - I was planning on just a ton of negative space. But it needed something more. So I'm working on borders.
Picking out fabrics has been a challenge. I pulled out all of my low-volume fabrics, and most of them seem far too dark next to the whispers of color I started with.
I finally settled on a Carolyn Friedlander Botanics print - little hour glasses:
...which required lots of trimming...
I don't know what my favorite part of piecing is, put I'll tell you what it isn't: trimming! I don't know how Rita does it.
After trimming a bagillion 40 hourglass blocks, I moved on to another fabric.
I created some HST units.
Which also require trimming...
Sometimes I'm loving this border, sometimes I'm not. I'm thinking it might be too dark - at least for what I'm going for.
I'm considering doing something a little different - smaller blocks, with a lighter color, so that the whole quilt just seems to fade as you move out from the center. Perhaps with the print I've laid out below.
I'm still deciding on that one...
For binding, a white on white Botanics crosshatch...perfect.
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