I got some sewing done yesterday. I started in on the Mexican Stars quilt. Actually I had cut out most of the pieces a few days ago and I sewed them together the day before yesterday. Yesterday I did the finishing touches on the top.
Well. I went ahead and used the rust fabrics just because that was the original plan. Hmm. Okay I guess. I love the pattern but the rusts are kind of bland. Maybe Mexican looking though... Sort of an adobe feel... The curve effect is made last and that was easy to do, too.
Now I have to figure out what to do about quilting. This ALWAYS happens when I am thinking of doing machine quilting. When I do hand quilting I consider different feathers and motifs and draw them in and know exactly what I'm going to be doing for the next month or two. With machine quilting I don't have the slightest idea where to start. Do I want to just fill in the lighter areas? CAN I even make uniform feathers all meandering around. I know with hand quilting that unless I spill a cup of coffee on it I probably won't ruin the quilt but with machine quilting my quilt always is at risk of being ravaged. I imagine a quilt looking up at me and saying,
"Be gentle. Try not to kill me. I'd much rather make friends with your quilting hoop than with your sewing machine."
I'm still considering Mexican quilting designs. (CT, do you have any advice for me?)
Oh well. While I was up in the sewing room and really seeing this quilt in batiks I started cutting into more fabrics. I sort of designed as I went along because most of my batiks are in fat quarters. (The pattern calls for width of fabric). Doubts about how this is going too because it is too lavender and green for me at this point. Maybe some black in there? Some pink or orange? What is this quilt saying to me?
"I can be SOOOO stunning! You need to put something else up there so that I'll really shine!"
I hope I'm not the only one who hears quilt voices...