How about getting 2 more gradations of grey.
The top row of your border for L to R would be dark grey i, then mid grey and then the grey you have, mid grey and then dark grey. Continue the sequence around the border. The corners of your border would be dark and the light grey would be in the centre of your border. You could then use the mid grey for blocks in the centre of the quilt. Hope this makes sense. Too bad you didn't have enough for 8 blocks as that would have opened up some other opportunities. Good luck
"Friendship is like a rose...opening one petal at a time only as it unfolds...day by day does it reveal its true beauty"
Yes the center portion of each star is SnW. And I don't have enough to do borders large enough. Still thinking.
I have found a darker grey that is the same print as the deep purple around the stars. It is in Kaufman's line of Fusions. I have ordered enough to be able to do the Irish Chain in dk grey around the outside. Then I will probably bind in the deep purple. Will just finish up the other three Irish Chains and Square off the stars while I wait on the rest of the grey. I think it will work. Thanks for all the help.
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I really hate it when I don't figure fabric yardage correctly before I start cutting...LOL. That sometimes happens when I design as I go. I had the star fabric for a very long time before I decided what I wanted to do with it. Then I started trying to decide how I was going to set them. Oh well it will work out. And it will fit my bed....LOL>
Nana: Oh well it will work out. And it will fit my bed...
gini in north idaho
I can spare a yard of that CT fabric if you still want it.
Your blocks are gorgeous.
The Quilt will be Beautiful. I have the whole collecting of that fabric but only in Fat Quarters. Sorry. I need a yard of the white in that collection. I sent away for a yard of it but they sent it in the Grey shade because they ran out of the white. So I too have an unfinished project. Bummer.
Hope you find enough
Thank you so much for your kind offer but after doing more figuring and counting what I had already cut it came out that I need almost 3 yds of fabric, I found a darker gray that is in the same collection as the deep purple that surronds the stars. Kaufman's Fusjons ... so I ordered 3 yds and will use it to do the ourter rows of the Irish Chain. I think it will work just fine. It will change the appearance to light placement and hopefully the inner stars will "shine".
I really apprecialte the offer though. Thank you.
Sorry but I don't have the white. If I did you would be more than welcome to it.
Nana:I really apprecialte the offer though. Thank you.
Anytime Nana. Just ask. Kaufman's fusion's are amazing. Can't wait to see what you chose.
Nana, the quilt will be beautiful. I love the stars. Sorry I don't have any of the fabric but had to tell you how beautiful what you have done is.
Hello from Australia........
I just looked on the equilter web site and they have a few fairy frosts in differing shades of grey. I also favour The Virginia Quilter web sit as well. Have had success with them both.
hello sandra, and welcome to qca. we're pretty nosy here, tell us a little about yourself. what kind of quilts do you lile to make? those are both great sies for shopping. enjoy your time here. gini
Welcome Sandra. Hope you are enjoying QCA. Judging from the Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine you have some great shops in AUS to shop from. I love equilter and wonder if you are shopping there because of huge price differentials. I know we should support our local quilt shops but when they are charging $17 for a batik that I can buy in the States for $8-10 it is hard to justify the price difference. And our dollar is almost at par and it has been quite awhile since it was really pathetic. No reason IMO for the huge price discrepancy.
I think I need some cheese to go with my whine. Please excuse me:-)
Welcome Sandra to QCA - another member from Australia - we love that you have found us and hope you will take the time to introduce yourself - we are a nosey group!