I also did a little mini 12 x 12 in wall hanging for work. I don't have much Hawkeye stuff, and the new job requires that I be a fan. This is shadow trapunto, but I have to say, I don't like the way the off-white organza looks over the black batting. It grays it out too much. I think I'll stick with bold colors that can pastel, and whites. But it was a good little quilt to experiment on. I used white thread to do the quilting, and I think if I had used yellow it would have made the quilt look a little brighter. I tried using black, but it looked really bad.
|You can't really see the quilting. It's just stippling. I'm lazy...|
I bought 20 yards of fabric today at Pine Needles buy 10 get 10. I think 14 of them are black and white fabrics, and I hope that is enough to make a king size top. I got some pink I might mix in there too, but I'm not sure. Kevin and I are "racing". He has to make a king sized bed-frame, I have to make a king size quilt. It's going to be a slow battle to the finish... Honestly, I'm most nervous about basting the thing. Who has room to lay out a king size blanket? Maybe sweep the garage out really well?