Monday, September 10, 2012

Okay! Here's part of the herd, latticed and cornerstoned! I'm thinking a narrow pink border and then either some cow-y print or more of the black to finish this side.

If you made a cow for me and don't see it pictured, that is because there were way more cows than I expected. And this quilt is going to be two-sided. There are perhaps 15 more, and some wonderful cow fabric to fill in with.

I'll be connecting with that part of the herd in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, another WISP that was uncovered in last month's organize and purge session was this group of gorgeous cool stars, the yield of a swap from several years back.

Yesterday I bought some wonderful blue batik to lattice them, and once that is done, I'll pick out something for an outside border.

Joe's opinion is that a couple of the blocks shouldn't be allowed to stay in this group. I know what he means, but my opinion is that they add a little sparkle and keep the eye moving. I could be persuaded otherwise, I suppose. The possible offenders would be 1-E, 4-B, and 5-E with 3-A and 5-A being less offensive and allowed to stay. Thoughts welcomed . . . . .


11 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

As far as the stars... keep them all, as assembled, you're right; it's the variety that allows the twinkle.

Your COWs are udderly
bovine!

Janet O. said...

Your herd looks content together. Glad you have finally been able to get them in the corral.
I agree with Mrs. G. Every star has its place. The "different" ones are scattered throughout (and they aren't THAT different in MHO) and give it the depth that pleases the eye. Listen to me--talking as if I know something. : )

howdidIgethere said...

Do I get a prize for being the first to spot the "moo" in your border-to-be???

I like all the stars, with perhaps (and only perhaps) one exception: the one you call "4-B", I think. "I think" because I think the opposite way you do: each row would be alpha (A through E) instead of numeric, so, by my grid it would be "D-2".

Nancy said...

I have to agree that the variety of stars look nice together.

Thanks for revealing flimsy of the "herd." A two-sided quilt would be fun.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like the mix - go for it!

Brenda said...

Glad you're mooooving along with the cow quilt. all the stars look great over here in Winnipeg!

Pat said...

Joe does not seem to like the greens so much. I agree with everyone else -- keep 'em all. I think, depending on the sashing and the border, yuou can downplay the green while still letting it sparkle.

Quayquilter said...

I think ne of the blocks to be on Row 2 and not on the edge. I think you are right to keep them - otherwise the quilt might be insipid. As it is it's just great as ever.

Quayquilter said...

Sorry my comment reads as gibberish - I meant for one of the "sparklers" to go on Row two and not on the edge. This will be lovely.

Tanya said...

You have got some really cute cows there! I love the block that says "MOooo!"

Fitzy-Quilted Cactus said...

Nice to be "one of the herd", very cute quilt!