I've had this on my wall for weeks,I think I've spent too much time lately playing with photographs and blogs......!!
...so I thought that I had better get it together as it's for my SILs wedding in September. I think I'm going to put a border around now of the green in the blocks..
..then another white with some small squares of the rest of the jelly roll - maybe ;o)
It's a Moda pattern from the Moda Bake Shop and I used a jelly roll of Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree Quilts plus a jelly roll of Moda Basics in White, hardly any cutting at all in this one so far.
I just did a post on the CWBQ blog, I think it's the first post I've done on there for months and it's been a long time since I did anything with my Civil War Bride Quilt, it's been residing in this box on a shelf in my sewing room..
and hasn't been touched since before Christmas. It was really hard to get back to it, I've taken the box off the shelf several times, opened it and looked at the finished blocks. Then they would just get put away again!! All my inspiration to finish had vanished.... I realised the other day that it's nearly a year since I bought the pattern and starter kit from Corliss at the Craft & Quilt Fair and I also remembered that I really didn't want this to become another UFO, that's the whole reason that I started the blog! I felt I needed the inspiration of others to keep me going, how true was that??
I've used countless keystrokes advising others that this is 'your' quilt and yes it's OK to change it, make it your own, as long as the basic pattern is Corliss' pattern then it's ok to join the group. So I've decided to take my own advice and change the way I make this quilt!
I have made a decision and if you're a purist for following the pattern, then close the page now, you don't need to read anymore, you'll only be disappointed with me ;o)
I really wanted to drastically alter the whole composition of the quilt, what I really, really wanted to do was start the whole thing again - in wool and include some pieced blocks too!! I'm not going to do that though as I've invested too much into the blocks that I've finished, I am however not making anymore centre blocks!!
I have nine blocks that I've finished and I'm leaving it at those nine. So today, I took them out of their box and joined them together!!
This is how the centre of the quilt will be, I've also stitched on the borders, not as per the pattern, these are five and a half inch borders and I'm going to stitch a vine all the way around and then randomly sew on leaves and flowers. I'd like to say that I will fill it with all the different flowers that are in the original quilt, but I don't know how much I'll do on there until I do it..!
Honestly, I don't know whether this is going to spur me on to finish soon or not and I don't know whether I'll change my mind again? Who knows the way my mind works, certainly not me lately!!
Sorry about the photo quality, it's been dull and foggy here for the last couple of days, too wet to go outside but very hard to get true colours inside...sigh!