Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Joke's on Me - Laughing Again

Here's Millie with the fabric I will use for the backing of my Laughing Out Loud Quilt. (you can click the photo to enlarge.)

Now, you all have to remember that when I started this quilt, my intention was to make a wonky, fun, loud, break-the-rules, in-your-face quilt. When I saw this backing fabric on sale, I knew it would be perfect, because it too was loud and in-your-face. Since most of my quilts don't have filling, aren't quilted, live between the sheet and the blanket on the bed, and never get seen by anybody, I thought it was the ultimate joke.

I have to add the three narrow borders on all four sides (and actually it's a bit long, and I might trim off 6" or so), and my plan for the binding is a black and white stripe, so it will look like piano keys all around.

Well, the joke is on me. I never imagined the quilt would be so -beautiful-. I really didn't.

I had planned for the blocks to mesh with the sashing fabrics, creating a more abstract design. But when the top was sewn together, the sashing actually disappears, and what my eye sees are jewel tones that pop all over the quilt. It's really brighter than in the picture on Monday's post.

Well, it's so beautiful, I don't really want to hide it. Which means I am seriously considering having it quilted. So I can use it as a bedspread.

For all the world to see.


Go ahead. Laugh!

10 comments:

Tina said...

I'm laughing with you...it IS beautiful!

Jackie said...

I love it when things work out better than we had planned! Great job!

Sherry said...

I love it when syories work out like this one. I do have a question for you in your blog you said your quilts don't have filling, aren't quilted do you still use them and can you wash them. I found this interesting.

Quilting4U said...

All I know is that it IS fabulous! Love the backing, too!

Susan said...

By all means...this quilt needs to be out for all the world to see! It's wonderful!

jovaliquilts said...

I would only laugh with delight -- it's a BEAUTIFUL quilt and you should show it off!

ROZ said...

I love it. The louder the better, as far as I'm concerned. But it seems that conventional quilters are often struck silent by my stuff.

Magpie Sue said...

Ha! Best laid plans of cats and women and all that ;- ) I vote for having it quilted and letting it live out loud on top of your bed.

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO glad you're going to have it quilted . . . it is MARVELOUS! (and the backing fabric is perfect!)

Piwacket said...

Yay!