Sunday, February 16, 2020

Weekly update: Frolic is almost a flimsy

Blocks + sashing + setting blocks + corner blocks.   The assembly wasn't hard -- all the units fit together nicely -- but it was fiddly.

I will add this post to the OMG February link up when the time comes.  Linking up to Elm Street's OMG Finish here 

What I strive for in a super-scrappy design like this is to have no-two-fabrics-touching, particularly in the really obvious places (like the blue parts of the flying geese that surround the stars).  I wasn't completely successful when it came to the small rectangles in the sashing. If you notice them then you are looking too closely.

It was nigh unto impossible to distribute the colors evenly -- now that I see everything sewn together, the two blocks on the top row, right, are the same in value.  But I know that relocating one block means displacing another and upsetting the balance all over again. They'll stay where they are!

The next step is to trim the edges and add the borders.  That will have to wait until I return from the TexFestDos in Austin/San Marcos with the Magpies. I leave very early Wednesday, Feb. 19, and return Monday, Feb 24.  I have lots to do before then.

Linking up with Oh, Scrap!Monday Making, and  Design Wall Monday

16 comments:

Debbie said...

It is beautiful. Soooo much piecing on a Bonnie Hunter design...always a great challenge. Love yours.

Libby in TN said...

Have fun with the Magpies!

The Joyful Quilter said...

That's SEW pretty, Nann!! Best of luck with the borders.

Ellie said...

I lIke your version of Frolic! It is such happy bright colors! Have a good trip to Texas.

Cathy said...

Lovely work, Nann!

Quilting Gail said...

YAY!!! Frolic is almost done! You're on the home stretch now!!!
This quilt takes a LOT of work .... I'm not as far as you!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Beautiful!! and When I look at it I see just plain ol beauty!! So you did good with the color placement - that would be so hard to not get any scrap to touch a similar one ;-)

Ramona said...

Your Frolic is beautiful. I used to get all concerned about like fabrics touching, but then I realized in nature, like flowers grow next to each other randomly. If it's an easy fix or if it's glaring, I will fix it. Enjoy your trip!

Lori said...

I admire anyone who made this mystery! Great job Nann!

Bonnie said...

Great job. I was wondering how the edges were going to be finished. Now I know. Have fun with the Magpies.

Quilter Kathy said...

It is fabulous! I love it! Great job!

Kate said...

Beautifully done! I don't think your colors are at all out of balance. Congrats on getting the center finished!

LizzyAstro said...

Looking great Nann!

Marly said...

Lovely finish; the colours are nicely balanced and calm.

Sharon said...

Beautiful! And you're right- moving one block changes the surroundings for several more. You are probably the only one who would notice the side-by-side blocks; everyone else sees a beautiful scrappy quilt. Nice job!

Patty said...

Lovely! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.