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You've visited my home so you might remember that the exterior is cedar painted grey. This color was chosen in 1995, long before grey was a "fad" color. Since our home is made of wood it must be re-painted every once in a while and this year was the year for another coat.
DH went to the local independent paint store and he and Doug (the owner) were joking about how DH was ahead of the times when he chose grey all those decades ago. Doug says he cannot keep grey paint on the shelves these days but that is why he did not have to special order our color this time around ... it was right there on the shelf, ready to pick up and bring home this time.
Do you detest the appearance of meander, or just get bored doing it? #curious
You sew SO many quilts...in the time you did that, I did 0! LOL!!!! They all look great!
Ya know, Mel ... there are 2 reasons: 1 ... I just don't like the LOOK of it and 2 ... it's trickier than it seems because you need to get that "jigsaw puzzle" look going correctly so that there is no discernable pattern. A proper random is difficult. Generally speaking, I don't like "difficult". :-)
Having said that, if you start at the upper left corner and work your way to the lower right corner AND THEN .... here's the magic ... follow the meander you just stitched back up on itself, *intentionally* criss-crossing the meander line. What you get is a "ribbon meander". Boy it really does look like a twisted ribbon. Now *that* I like! Why didn't I do a ribbon meander for that quilt? Pure laziness! I wanted to get the quilt bound. :-)
I like it on those quilts you use a lot. It's loose and cozy. But I get your point, totally :D
what I did this weekend. wedding gift, sofa quilt for a black sofa.
Would I be out of line to suggest a maroon or burgundy backing fabric?
not out of line at all. I know, it feels very bleak to me as well - though not as bad in person as in a photo. I was planning on doing either minky or a very fluffy fleece for the backing, so the color depends on what I can find. I figure if I make it very cuddly they will appreciate it more. They are in Tennessee so it does get a little colder there than TX. There is a place in Fort Worth that carries wide fleece & minky though it's pricey. But since a gift I don't mind. A good part of this has come from my stash so just an investment of time. (yeah, I could have been working on another jigsaw puzzle - grin).
Oh, my goodness, a minky backing sounds perfect!
yup, I figured even if they didn't really appreciate the quilt they'd enjoy the minky. I've not ever done a minky backing before so we'll see how it goes. I understand there are tricks, I'll have to search the internet.