Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday Eventide Update

Well, it's probably a very good thing that the Eventide Sew Along isn't a race, because I'm definitely getting off to a very slow start!  Granted, I was a little late in ordering my pattern, and then once it arrived, I realized that I didn't have quite as much in my Martinique stash as I thought I did ... so I had to find a quilt shop that still carried enough of the line that I could get what I needed, and not have to pay a fortune in shipping.  Luckily, Lonestar Quilting, LLC still had a great selection and speedy shipping, so when I was finally ready to sit down and start cutting ... I found that I couldn't quite commit to a specific color scheme.

As I mentioned in my last Eventide post, this is the first quilt I've made with the intention of keeping it in my house.  I've already decided that it will live at the foot of my bed.  However, I really picked really girlie fabric, and the other occupant in my bed isn't really too crazy about pale blues and pinks, which meant that my original plan to feature these colorways in my large stars just wasn't going to be a great option.  Luckily, Nicole shared her own color-choice-crisis with the rest of us, which inspired me to play around with my own color choices.

After much indecision, I finally committed (last night) to a matching inner red square, with brown star-tips in alternating prints.  

While it took a while to get here, I think I'll be happy with the final product!  The good news, is that while I was trying to make my decision, I got all of the tiny border hourglass squares finished.  Phew!


  1. I love Martinique and this quilt is going to be gorgoues in this fabric line. Looking froward to watching your progress

  2. Thelma used red in her large hour glass blocks, and it is just so effective. I balances out those red smaller hour glass blocks that make up the two inner side borders. I think you are on to a great idea!

  3. I agree with Nicole... red is the "pop" factor in the ones I have seen so far! Your blocks look great!!!