I found some pictures of quilts Mother and I collaborated on and I am playing with Hubby's computer to see if I can up-load them. Guess what, I think it is going to work!
As I was researching how to make flying geese, I discovered the symbolism of the background as being the sky. I had originally planned to make the background scrappy too. So my 'ah moment' was to turn the background into blue and make all the corner squares green for fields. I thought it pulled the quilt together quite nicely so did everyone else. The original idea for the border didn't work once I had the main body done. So a trip to the quilt shop with it laid out on the floor in the classroom auditioning fabric culminated with me calling my sister and asking her to come help. Boy, does it ever help to have someone who has had some art/color training! She didn't have any trouble pulling the hand-dyed fabric for the outside border off the shelf. I looked at it, but it was expensive...and I was spending Mom's money. The inside border took a little more trial and error to get the right shade of green for it. Tricia was so overwhelmed she cried when Mom gave it to her.
This quilt was for my sister. The embroidered blocks are lilacs and dragonflies. I decided it needed to be set together with some kind of lattice sashing. There are two colors of green. The blue patches are the same fabric as the border believe it or not and the on-point cornerstones are a deep purple. I had to hand-sew the points to the border to get them to come out right. There were 50 billion little pieces to this sashing. I was surprised I didn't have more problems setting it together.
Yeah, a blog post from some pictures I found while cleaning out and rearranging closets! And yes, I'm avoiding the mess, why do you ask? LOL
I hope everyone is having a good day!