Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Black Opals & Ribbon Candy - Part II

We did it!: We got the tops done from Christine Barnes's Black Opals & Ribbon Candy class that we took last week at ThimbleCreek. And look, we used some blue fabrics; we've been reformed! ;)

My Dad says these wall-hangings are "eye poppers"... I'm not sure if that's a good thing, but I really like them. The center "opals" glow warmly, surrounded by the cooler colors -- which was the goal of this exercise in color usage. My Mom decided to go with a thin frame from the stripe fabric cut on the bias that I think adds a wonderful bit of whimsy that's very suggestive of ribbon candy. I decided to go more sedate, and let the opals stand out on their own.

Now for the sandwiching and quilting ... my least favorite part of the quilt-making process. But, these will provide us with a good opportunity for some free motion practice.


  1. They are gorgeous! I can't decide which one I like better. I LOVE the bias stripe on your mom's, but I also like how yours seems to float on that gorgeous background fabric. Great job!

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