Progress on K's Floral Boquet quilt is coming along.
I've added the border, a scrappy assortment of some of the fabrics leftover from the jelly roll, and started quilting this little corner at the bottom.
I'm still not sure about all of my fabric choices, but I went with it and we'll see how it turns out in the end. I really think that I should have used more fabrics with a solid color background rather than quite a few with a creamy colored base. And, I'm still really surprised at how much the lime green stands out.
I guess you never know how it's going to turn out until you give it a try.
I'm also really taking my time stippling this quilt. I've turned down the speed on my machine and that seems to help me not feel like I have to go so fast. I think it gives me a little more time to see where I need to go and what stitches are already there. This evening, I have about 1/2 of it quilted; another hour or so of sewing and the quilting should be done.
It does look pretty all folded up there, doesn't it?!
K's room is painted a pretty shade of light teal blue and she has hot pink curtains, so the quilt should fit in nicely with that decor.
When making the quilt, there is one block leftover from the quilt top.
I could have used it on the backing, but I thought a coordinating throw pillow would be nice to have, too. I added some more of the extra pieces from the jelly roll around the bouquet block and quilted the front of the pillow.
I like to make my bed throw pillows with ties on the side and an extra piece of fabric to cover the pillow form. Just another fun accent. :)
Can you spot the sneaky ant in the picture!
I've also taken the process pledge over at r0ssie's blog. I think it's a wonderful idea to share more of what goes on with the ideas behind a quilt and the process to get it to a finished piece.
When Jennifer and I started this blog, I really wanted to use it as a way to keep track of some of the things I have made and it was also a good way to keep me motivated to work on and finish a project. I'm hoping that I can share more of my process, take more pictures of it along the way, and to take more time to create new things.