My Eight Day Week

That title has nothing to do with my actual week. It’s just the title of the piece that’s been hanging around my design wall for a couple of months. I finally had time today to get back to the studio to finish it. Well, the top at least. It’s not very big. About 36 x 48.

I finally decided to use the orange fabric for the extra blocks, but I took the suggestion in the comments of  Judy Spahn, who thought a secondary design behind the black and white would be good. Here’s how I implemented that…

My first thought was to make curvy lines with bias strips, but then I couldn’t decide on black, white or a print. Finally remembered how much I love cording, and how easy it is, so that’s what I went with.

First white.

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Then black.

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Here it is assembled before I went into the border decision trauma phase! I auditioned quite a few fabrics, combinations of piping and borders and went back to the original premise–keep it simple!

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I’m quite happy with how it turned out and now just need to answer the how-in-the-#*##-do-I-quilt-it dilemna! But that’s actually just fun to figure out, no matter how much I complain about deciding on that.

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Here’s a detail of the cording, just because…

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I’m linking this to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. Check out everyone’s work for this week.