Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Center Light - W.i.P. Wednesday

I made this quilt top about 6 or 7 years ago.  I had an abundance of white, off-white, and cream colored fabrics.  Too many, in fact.  This is what I did with them.  The whites are very scrappy.  Some blocks have as many as 10 pieces stitched together for the white border.  I was determined to use all those smallest bits, I guess.  The blocks are 5" square finished and the colored centers vary in size from just under 2" to 3".  The top measures 65" x 85".

The block arrangement came after playing around with more than a few layouts.  I liked this one best.  It wasn't until I photographed it today that I realized how very light the center looks.  I'm happy with this arrangement.

Now it's time to choose a backing fabric, layer it, and quilt it.  (I have to get something ready to quilt before my quilting callouses disappear!)  I'm uncertain about backing fabric, though.  Light, medium, dark?  Large print, small print, plain?  Pastel or bright?  I'm tending toward a small-printed light fabric I have but can't seem to commit to it.  Then I rethink it all and decide something with a large, bright print would be great.  What do you think?

I'm linking this post to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Join in if you have a work in progress.  The more, the merrier!  Thanks to Lee for hosting.



  1. Very interesting quilt top. Good luck finishing it!
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  2. I love the scrappy feel of this quilt, and how you arranged the light and dark blocks. Nicely done.

  3. good use of all those little bits! and I really like how it sorta fades to light at the center. interesting effect.

  4. Lovely quilt! I vote a light or medium backing.

  5. Great quilt! The movement toward the light is so calming.

  6. What a beautiful quilt top. I love me some organized - scrappy. Seems like a back with a small / med print with a white or light background would work. Well done.
    Jodi B


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