My first thought was to do a chevron on the ends too. Good Luck
I think a wide row of pieced print with white chevron or zig zag on each end would extend the length and still look great. It could be the dotted or the cars fabric and the white would help it not look too busy.
I made that one last year. I wanted feathers quilted in it, so I decided I would have to learn to do it myself to get it the way I envisioned it. It took me a couple of weeks to get up the courage to start, but once I did, it just came together. I designed the feathers to fit where I wanted them. It really turned out beautiful. Now I am not afraid of doing feathers.
I like the colors you used in yours. Have fun quilting it.
I've finished 11 quilts in my first year of quilting and there have been major times when I just sat and thought about things. First was figuring out the pattern. The next step was fabric. Laying it out and placing was a challenge and on a few of them it took a few days of looking, changing, thinking before I had it the way I wanted it. Once I had that all done and sewn together the last was the backing and how to bind and quilt it. Not wanting to cut into the beautiful fabric was a hurdle to overcome but they all came out beautifully.
Bottom line: do a step and then step back and ponder.... another step and so on until you are confident all is well. I've had my share of ripping out and correcting mistakes. I'm not sure the anxiety of starting a new quilt ever goes away. :-( Mine are here if anyone is interested. http://pinterest.com/marcycn/quilts-...made-by-marcy/
There is sooooo much online to help with everything. People here are great support and if you need videos there are more than we have time to watch. :-) You can do it!!
Really nice, made me go out and buy some stencils. I hope I can stencil as well as you did. Thanks
I like this idea and it's like the one I had..... Simple, easy to find what you need and doesn't take much space.
a friend gave me ALL her stash!! So, the attached photos are what I finally did. Most of the cubbys come from thrift and second hand stores. Please excuse my messy room. I've been working on a quilt and nut'in gets done when that happens!!
PS. Photos couldn't be uploaded. Sorry
It is so perfect, I can hardly believe it.Wonderful job.
Debbie Marie, Deep breath. You can do this. Are you going to design it with borders around. Look up round robin quilts here or on google to get ideas. There is a great book called "Liberated Medallion Quilts" by Gwen Marston or "60 Pieced Borders: Mix & Match" by Judy L. Laquidara. These also have some great ideas. (Maybe check your local library for them.)
Here is a couple of ideas from here on the quiltboard for round robin pictures:
Hope this doesn't give you to much inspiration.
Great idea and so simple.
This is wonderful. I really love the fabrics you used.
Ooo, you are going to have fun! What a lovely bunch of fabrics.
WOW, I can see lots of gorgeous fabrics. Good for you.
I really love this quilt, but the fabric in the motor home is red, dark green and tan pretty busy. These colors would conflict too much. Thanks for your help.
would this work?
How big of a chunk as a focus fabric, I am pretty new to quilting, I have trouble visualizing things. I really want this fabric to turn out awesome, I don't want to make any mistakes with it. I don't think I want sashing, do you have any pictures of your ideas? Thanks for helping.
That fabric is awesome! What kind of quilt blocks do you like? You could make a star block with squares of this in the center - or another block pattern that allows for a larger chunk of this focus fabric in it, then with or w/o sashing and a border in more solid colors or tiny print.
Wow I just read this post. This is the hardest part for me too. I see others quilts with all different colors and patterns and they turn out just beautiful. But....when I do it .....it looks like somebody just threw a bunch of fabrics together and created a disaster.....Im going to try this tip with the dots!! Ive been sewing for many years, sewing not quilting and I never discovered those colored dots along the selvage edge!! I don't think I ever noticed the dots were even there!!! Is that what the colored dots are actually for? Are they there to help coordinate your fabric choices? If that's not why they are there, then what are they put there for?
Have you tried quiltshops.com? It's an excellent resource for finding a particular fabric(s). Do you have any information on the selvege? That would be helpful.
Another idea is to try to find these fabrics on Etsy or Ebay where people are always letting loose of fabrics they no longer need or have a use for. If you do this type the color of the fabric you want... such as *aqua fabric* (you might need to narrow search using sidebar box options.