Sunday, April 24, 2011

argyle day

Many of you are probably celebrating today with a bunny...not so much around's more of an argyle day for me!

This morning I got up ready to quilt and started with these:

(needed ironing still)

(quickly done in QuiltPro3 (program from 1999!) to get an idea of scale for those argyle stripes and overall quilt size)

By lunchtime I had this:

On my downstairs design floor, with the ever-present supervisor.

At this point, I started worrying about that circle it too much?  It's a little too late, but maybe the orange argyle stripes will help?

So now it's almost dinnertime and here's where I am at (I even took time out to watch a movie!):


(And another of the ever-present inspectors on my upstairs design floor.)

I think the orange is going to tone down the circles enough.  I was going to use that circle print for an outer border, but seeing how bold they are, I'm rethinking that.  I suppose I'll have border auditions when the rows are together.

I'm excited with how fast it's come together.

The whole time I've been working on this, I've been smiling.   I had an aunt who had Down's Syndrome and she was a hoot.  She referred to her argyle socks as gargoyle socks.  So maybe today should be gargoyle day instead?

Happy quilting,


Lynette said...

What a gorgeous black cat! You're right - the orange does pull the circle fabric into line, but yeah, you probably wouldn't want more in the borders. I love border auditioning - it always amazes me how different fabrics on the border(s) can change the whole look of the quilt.

a good yarn said...

Happy Argyle Day! Your quilt is looking terrific - the orange brings it together. You have done a super job! Ann :-)

Sandy said...

I think it looks fantastic. The circles are not too much, and the orange pulls it all together. Plus, the cats seem to approve! A very productive day.


Liriopia said...

Geez, you work so fast! That design doesn't look difficult but it has a lot of impact. Love it! Why don't you call it the Gargoyle quilt, LOL?


Marsha B said...

Very cute quilt, the orange really makes a huge difference. I really like it! It will be a great baby quilt.

Beth said...

The orange really pulls it all together. I love the colors and the circles. This is going to be a very cute quilt. Great job. And fast too.

Unknown said...

Yep, fast;) I think it looks great. That orange did help quite a bit;)
Happy Quilting!!

---"Love" said...

Quite an interesting pattern! The colors work well to me. It's going to be a great quilt. ---"Love"