I just wasn’t sure if I was going to have the ‘AHA’ moment when I first started this quilt so I just picked out some of the reproduction fabrics (Charlestown III- blues, browns, creams, beiges) I was using for my Dear Jane (I live in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia so Civil War stuff is really big here).
Like us all, the light bulb lit up and off I went; what I found out though was there weren’t that many directional fabrics and consequently this quilt doesn’t have that ‘kaleidoscope’ look. THE NEXT ONE : ))) will be brighter…. now the fabric shopping tips written in the POTC book make more sense and I see fabric with different eyes. You probably can’t see it in the picture unless you zoom in, but 1st and 2nd row, 4th block over, all of the 3rd row, and 4th block in rows 4,5,6,7 & 8 have lighter bkground border blocks and all the little crosses bordering these blocks are solid; (same color as the connectors) the thought being that a subtle big cross would show. Next step is quilting the quilt and picking the design to help the big cross pop.
Wish me luck on my Dear Jane… the plan is to finish by the 2013, the 150th anniversary….. I put it down for the year I worked on POTC… I know I’ll get tons of questions re Inklingo when I take it to Show & Tell. I have to figure out a way to make a teeny weeny POTC name tag block and put “Inklingo Rocks” right in the middle [VBG].
Thank you again ladies, I am so enjoying this journey !
And what a gorgeous quilt it has turned out to be, Shirl ! Congratulations.