I decided to join in on this round of Cheryl’s “Workshop in Progress” series, as well as WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. I haven’t asked for much feedback during the planning/process of quilting (I tend to be a bit impatient) but I thought it would be good for me every now and then. And of course I love seeing what other people are doing.
I am sure by now you have heard about the flooding in Australia–I actually first read about it on my friend Amy’s blog. She mentioned that Toni of Make it Perfect is organizing the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal Auction, and I wanted to join in. Toni will have a master list of auctions and raffles on her site on Monday–I’m sure there will be some great stuff! I have a lot of oddly shaped I-Spy fabrics from this quilt, so I decided to make a ticker-tape i-spy quilt to raffle off on Monday, January 17. It works in my head, at least.
I decided to try marking lines with my hera marker first; I thought it might make the straight line quilting I am planning a bit easier. We’ll see, I guess.
I sorted through my scraps (while my daughter dumped them out and put them back in many, many times)
That is where the workshop in progress comes in. I’m not sure if I love it on the white–so many of the fabrics have white backgrounds that it seems a bit washed out. My camera was upstairs at this point, and I was too lazy to get it, so I snapped three pictures without much light with my phone. They are blurry, and I haphazardly placed the scraps on the light yellow and aqua, but I think it works for this: which is the best background for the I-Spy Ticker Tape quilt? I’m not a fan of the yellow, but not sure about the other two, either. Suggestions? Note: The vote was overwhelmingly aqua. I quilted it today (Thursday). Its pretty awesome. Now to choose binding. Thoughts?