Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Lava Paisley- Quilt Along Wednesday's
Lava Paisley that we were to do for Quilt Along Wednesday's with Leah Day. I used Kona cotton (some yellow variety??) with YLI Variations sunrise. The thread and fabric, along with this design illuminated in perfect harmony!
Every one else seems to having an easier time with this design as opposed to paisley. It wasn't super hard, but I did find paisley much easier. Maybe because I have done paisley before, but not the lava paisley.
Over all, I really like the design and would definitely use this in a quilt. I just need a little more practice!!
Here is my quilting question for Leah. My Greek Cross quilt will be composed of 30 blocks. I hadn't planned on a border, nor did I really want one. Plus, I don't have any more of my background fabric. I did not plan ahead for extra fabric on the edge blocks. What should I do in order to quilt to the edge. Is there any option other than adding a border. I was actually thinking of using some sort of tape(like surgical tape.....I guess because its fabric) to tape the edges down(as close to the edge as I can) once I got close enough to them. I have no idea if this would work. I could do a multiple print border, but it's not the look I was going for.
Until next time........;) EDIT: WAIT! I just had a light bulb moment! maybe i could baste the edges down as I get close to them. It would be a little extra fuss, but it beats buying fabric. Does anyone else have any suggestions for this dilemma??