Thursday, February 14, 2008

Carolina rebel

Being the rebel I am, I changed the last block for the
Carolina Crossroads Mystery around a bit. I thought the large
white squares surrounded by all that dark made the stars
disappear. So I figured out a way to lighten up that block with
the minimum amount of work. Luckily I hadn't put that block
together yet when I saw the reveal of the final quilt. All I
had to do was make 25 more nine patches with red on the
corners and dark in the center for the centers of step 7. I
actually used the 25 light squares I had previously cut for
the small lights in these nine-patches, so I didn't really
have any waste. I turned the rails outward and also turned
the red-in-the-corner nines outward too. I like it. Depending
on how big this turns out I might not even put a border on it.
I am also thinking about donating it to our quilt bingo for
one of the prizes.

I will finish putting this together this weekend at RETREAT.
This time tomorrow I will have the car all packed and be on
my way.

Until next time...


Rose Marie said...

...... and what a beauty you have with your changes!

Kathy Wagner said...

Have a great time on retreat!
Your CC quilt looks amazing!

julieQ said...

Very pretty CC! Love your black, red and white. Have fun on your retreat!

Helen in the UK said...

Your variation looks wonderful so far - can't wait to see the finished top after the retreat. Have fun :)