Sunday, 26 April 2015

Eight - final version!

I have been working on my panel with eight pictures quilt and have learned something useful.  I was very happy with the way the eight blocks were joined together to make a 3 x 5 arrangement, but it was in adding the borders to make it a bit squarer where I struggled.  Originally I had added a lilac border which was wider at the sides, to try and compensate.  When I started to add the piano keys border it didn't look right.  So with a little help from friends, Jacquie in particular, I evened out the inner border and added long piano keys along the sides, and small ones top and bottom.


That looks much better.  The balance of the central part is retained, and your eye doesn't realise the piano keys are different lengths, just that it looks right.  Result!




4 comments:

Amanda said...

And very pretty colours too.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fantastic!

Ali H said...

I could hear that parrot squaring "pieces of eight" as I read your post! It looks great - love the colours and the idea of having all that cake but no calories on the hips! Ali x

Ali H said...

That should be squawking! Blessed predictive text! Sorry!