Thursday, March 31, 2016

Second RWB mystery quilt

     I finished the piecing of the second mystery quilt by Alycia. When I looked at the done large blocks, a simple cornerstone in the sashing corners, as shown in the pattern did not seem to play off all the triangles, so I added a triangle on each edge of the sashing. I did not sew a square diagonally and flip it, but cut the triangles using the easy angle ruler. 
    The borders, as shown in the pattern are wide and have some big flying geese in them. When I looked at the quilt on the wall, it seemed like it could use narrower borders, so I played off the idea of threes- like the rail and the nine patches, and used two more strips. I carried the triangle star points out into the border. I think it gave the quilt an all together look, much like the first RWB mystery that I did. I do not know how I am going to quilt it. I usually don't make a quilt with all the same blocks, so this was an exercise for me.
     The light blue is a mottled fabric which I think gives the blocks some shimmer. 


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I really like the triangles at the corners of the sashing. That is a pretty quilt.

The Quilting Elf said...

Very nice alterations to make this quilt your very own - a Veteran or and Military personnel will love it!
Kathy T. in Tampa