Saturday, June 2, 2012

Starry Starry quilt

I'm on my last round of the Liberated Round Robin.  I love these as I never know exactly where they are going or how they're going to turn out.  The instructions for this round were to look for "serendipity" in the quilt and finish it.  Serendipity is not exactly how I was feeling about the quilt as it stood.

My wonky stars were seeming a little claustrophobic after the last round of color. The pink seemed too much. I also had two more stars to work with. So, as much as I hate to rip.......I had to back off some. 
  I added the other two stars to balance out the center design. I didn't have enough pink to completely encase the larger design, and I didn't think I wanted to anyway. So I decided to cut some more of the yellow sporadically  into that bright pink border. 

I was feeling pretty good about it now, but the stars are so subtle. I wanted to do one last thing to help them stand out against the bright colors, so I quilted around them. I think you can see it, they almost puff out in person. Here's another picture of one of them. 

   To finish it off, my quilting friends all seem to be in agreement that the binding should be one of the darker blues, so that's what I'm going to do.  They all have a lot more experience than I do, and besides I don't have enough yellow, and I can't take any more of that pink.

I think it's going to finish up as a cute summertime table runner.  Perfect for a nighttime party that includes star gazing.