Thursday, March 19, 2015

Scrap the green ...

Having all the log cabin squares assembled with the first border attached, second thoughts came about using green as the second border. My plans were no longer sure. After several tests swapping fabric in and out "to see" what they would look like together and how they worked with the squares, I finally decided on what you see here. In my opinion it's a rather opulent border but I like it. The squares are strong in color and line so the purple--strong as well--neither fights nor shrinks from it's position.

Of course I added a bird, my signature! I'm told it's a hermit thrush, Vermont's state bird. Apparently it has a very lovely song. I'm please to have him in my quilt. :)

Dare I say this may be my favorite so far? It could well be, but I won't say it. I often have trouble stating my "favorites" because I like them all! I don't have a favorite composer--though if pressed under threat of pain I might say Brahms. Or Bach. Or Beethoven. You see? I do have a favorite color though: green. It's funny, because when I was a child yellow was my favorite.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, Bernard! A gem of a quilt! Love the way the border pops but still frames and brings out certain colours in the quilt. Can easily see why this might be your "maybe" favourite,

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    1. Thanks, jak! :) Hey, just wondering if spring is springing where you are? Around here winter seems to think it can co-exist with spring. I say no! It's time to move on. :)

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  2. Spring is finally starting to feel like it's springing! Some warm temps then showers coming, of course, cold again but....snowdrops are popping up, spring birds are back.....hope springs eternal......as they say!

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    1. Wow, I dare say you are ahead of us here in the hills. Still almost 2' of snow on the ground, no chance of seeing anything popping up. But it will be soon. Very soon. :)

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