Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Magic Tile Quilt

My sister Sarah has been finishing projects and she has inspired me to do the same. So, I have a few quilts that have been in process. This one I started about 2 years ago and then haven't really touched it since. I began on Friday, finishing the magic tile blocks. They look like they're hard to do, but they are not difficult. I was just going to let the purple border be the outside and leave it as a small quilt that could be hung on a wall, but then I had vision of adding a strip pieced border. So, it took me about two hours to cut out ans sew all of the strips together to make the black/white/purple border. Today, I ran to the fabric store and picked out the black border and a purple backing. Now that the top is finished, I have to decide whether to hand quilt this one or tie it. I think it's going to have to be hand quilted. There's just no good way to tie it! Anyway, the picture that looks purple is the actual color. All the other pictures that were closer to the true color were blurry, so the one that looks blue is not actually blue, it's purple......