I have been really sporadic in working on Stella Blue. This quilt is pretty tedious as far as piecing goes, so I have taken my time on it, and made sure I have done it right. Usually I just breeze through instructions and throw a quilt top together, but not on this one!
I have pieced most of the top together this week. The top still needs a border that consists of flying geese. Thankfully they are all sewn, but I have some plans.
First of all, I’d love to have the quilt on my bed, and it will need to be a bit bigger to look right. I am thinking I’ll do a really skinny border between the quilt top and flying geese border.
At first I had a really strong red there, but decided I didn’t like it. I am trying to keep this quilt “quiet”. Red really can take over a color scheme. So, I am leaning towards one of the darker blues now.
So, a skinny 1” blue border, the flying geese border, and then a 5” border. I don’t know what fabric to pick for the big 5” border. I am going to use the dark red for the binding, that will be a good pop of color. I am making a trip out to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe on Saturday to decide. They have a lot to choose from.
The fabrics I’ve used to make this quilt are called Rural Jardin by The French General for Moda. I love them, they are so soft and calming. And there is aqua! I can’t stop buying aqua things lately…
Please be sure to visit Dianne’s blog: Suburban Stitcher. She is making an amazing Stella Blue as well! Our fabrics are so different, it’s giving them each a great look! I love the comparison don’t you?