My Romantic Dancers Quilt continued...
I left you all wondering what I was going to do with the dresden patches... I must admit I had a little hiccup in my plans.I planned to use them in half circles on the red toile around the edge of the center square like the Friendship Circle pattern. I thought that the beige and creams would be enough of a contrast and would stand out against the toile even though the pictures on the toile were a similar colour. When I tried it, it just looked messy.
A cup of tea and a rummage through my cupboard and I came up with this tonal red. Another French General fabric from their wonderful Rouenneries range.
I still wanted to include my gorgeous red toile so I used it for the middle of the borders. It suits the fabrics better this way. The toile looks more "framed" by the other more subtle fabric.
I had a circle that I had rejected from the center. I held it up against the dresdens and the decision was made. I think they really add oomph to the quilt!
I fussy cut the dancing scene from the toile for the four corners. It's a funny thing, I listen to all sorts of music while I sew, modern, pop, dance, 60s bollywood, but while I was making this quilt I had a craving to listen to opera!! I wonder if it was the oldy looking fabric? the dancers? anyway I downloaded the Magic Flute by Mozart and it suited the mood perfectly.
Big bold borders sure help get a quilt finished quickly!
Before I knew it my quilt top was finished! It's 80 x 80 inches square so a perfect size for our bed. As for the name I'm tossing up " May I Have This Dance?" and "Whirlwind Romance". Any opinions?
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