Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stash Busting Progress #2

Here is the sewn top for this very colorful scrap quilt.  I think it needs either to be enlarged with more blocks or needs borders.  By seeing this, I am thinking more blocks.  What say you??  

I took the backdrop of my front garden.  I will get better at this but now that the weather is getting nicer I have been inspired by Xue to photograph my quilts in the backdrop of Arabia, that is, Muscat!  Thanks Xue!


Here is another view of the top.


I then started playing around with some pastels that I had in my stash and all the white and cream in there is from my stash!  How exciting!


Another view of this one.  I think I will enlarge this also and have a picture further below to show you the fabrics that I have picked out.


I put it on the gate too.  Didn't want it to feel bad since it IS smaller than the colorful one!...


Here are the fabrics that I want to use to enlarge this quilt.  I forgot to put a white in there.  Ok. So I plan on putting about a 6" white border that will NOT be from my stash of scraps but from what I have on hand.  Right now Muscat is not selling white on white or cream on cream at all so I am happy I have a stash built up.  Anyway, then I will be putting about a 3" border of the lavendar and then another 6" of the white.  The white with really pretty little pink flowers will be the backing but I am not sure about the binding yet.  

What do you think?


Thanks for stopping by and I would really appreciate some input!

11 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

I love your pastel one! Very soft and pretty. You could use more pastel scraps and make a pieced binding...?

Alia said...

hi craftymummy! thanks for stopping by! I think it is soft and pretty too!! I really wanted to do just what you suggested but I don't have anymore of THOSE particular scraps. Well, not enough. I was worried about introducing other pastels to the mix but tomorrow I will have a look through my stash and see if this can be done! thanks again for stopping by and commenting! yay!

XUE said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!!
All those hours of cutting & piecing sure pays off, Alia !

Alia said...

Thanks Lily! My points, now you know! They are so good if I may say so myself! I am proud! It is the BEST work I have ever done on points!

Laila said...

beautiful..

Alia said...

Thanks Laila! How are you??

Cheryl Arkison said...

A light green binding would complement the purple border nicely.

Alia said...

Hi Cheryl. Thank you!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Oh but I love a good scrappy quilt!! Scrappier the better!
:-) it brings smiles to my day! Happy sewing!!

Alia said...

Thank you Victoria! I'm honored that you stopped by! I have seen you around blogland and am like gushing that a blog-ebrity has come to say hi!! Gush gush!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

You have a lot more patience than I do to make these! They are both lovely!