Finishing touches to the top

b&l-25I started Monday by making what I thought were going to be just a few finishing touches to the quilt top. I thought I would just spend an hour or two, but that curvy bottom edge kept bugging me. I just had to change it.

I dug in my trash can and pulled out the scraps that I had cut off. Thankfully, the print is really forgiving. I was able to fuse the pieces back together without it being too noticeable. While I was doing that, an idea flashed in my mind. I wondered if I could finish off the bottom with some partial GFG blocks, echoing the top edge. I did a quick mock-up in Photoshop Elements. Much better. So, I spent a some time cutting out more blocks, positioning, measuring, and fusing.

I liked that much better, but that massive area of featureless gray was rather dull. DD#2 suggested doing some rubbings with Shiva Paintstiks, so I added some textures in the evening.

b&l-26I’m not an expert at using Paintstiks by any means so there are places where I messed up but, for better or worse, there’s no going back now. I left it to dry overnight. Today I quilt.

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Finishing touches to the top — 9 Comments

  1. Maria–the subdued blocks across the bottom is/are a stroke of (what’s the word) GENIUS…a great finishing touch…can’t wait to see the quilting…
    –ed

  2. It’s perfect! Can’t wait to see it (and you) in the winner’s area in Houston!

  3. Love it! Thanks for the progress pictures, you are an inspiraiton to all.