Monday, May 19, 2008

Newest little project and movie trivia hint

Last Sunday was another one of those one night stands--one offnight in the middle of several on. I hate those. But I was able to put it to good use and finally started a wallhanging I have been wanting for a couple of years now. The pattern is in the June 2005 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, though it is much larger, and uses green and white for the background rectangles, where I used pale blue and white squares.

It's ready to be sandwiched and quilted and I think I'm going to embellish this one a bit, since--it's for ME! Daisies are my favorite flower, and I have had that outer border fabric for several years now, waiting for just the right project. My one concern is that the pale gold inner border (which is actually just the reverse side of the daisy center) and the stems show through the white petals. Should I just leave it as is, or should I try to cover that up? And if so, how? Layer another white petal over it? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Oh, and the movie trivia quote? It was spoken by Mel Gibson's character.

Raise your hand if you know!


MightyMom said...

cut out the fabric behind the applique peices. leave your 1/8 allowance or whatever.

MightyMom said...

yup, went back and zoomed in the pic cutting out the fabric behind the applique is my final answer! Just be careful.

and I love me some Mel, but haven't seen any movies recently so can't remember that line.

MightyMom said...

well, 3 comments for 1 thought....

taking out the back fabric will also decrease the bulk to quilt through.

Joanna said...

I think the others might be right! Other than finding a really good opaque white, I can't think of a better alternative than cutting the background away.

I really like the inner border!

Stephanie said...

That's a good idea, but I fused it, so I don't think it'll work in this situation.

What about embellishing? Can you think of some way to embellish that would hide that? I've not done any embellishing yet, so outside of ribbons, buttons, or beading, I can't think of anything else.

Lori in South Dakota said...

I haven't a clue how to fix this. Guess I would put some white batting in it and hope it would "fade out" the color.

Stephanie said...

Joanna sent me a good idea via email, so thought I'd post it in case someone else runs into the same challenge:

Hi Stephanie

Since you fused it, you could always cut out identical petals and fuse them over the top of the original ones, so that you have 2 layers of petals, and I bet that would cover it all up, and when you stitch around the edges it would hide everything!

Or, along the lines of embellishing, I just thought, how about fusing some little bugs on the petals in the 'offending' spots - I know it's a Pat Sloan pattern, and she always says that she loves it when people change things up and make her patterns in their own way, adding and taking away as they see fit. I would add some bees and butterflies etc sitting on the petals, covering up the backgound behind the petals!

Sorry, I have no idea about the movie quote! I hardly ever get to the movies now with 3 little kids running around lol!


Sounds good to me! I already blanket-stitched everything with my machine, so embellishing might just be the way to go, unless there's a better idea out there.