Monday, October 8, 2012

The Box is Black

While this doesn't look like much, it's actually the result of quite a lot of work. I've revamped the way the rays attach to the box on the left side. I've replaced the very decorative box fabric with my original fabrics - a solid black and a black-on-black. I've re-made most of the flaps on the box, and the fabrics surrounding them.  I've re-sized the box. (This one is shorter.) I've modified the rays at the bottom of the box.

I'm not finished - the center seam is not sewn up yet.  My body ran out of gas and my back was hurting, so I had to stop for the night.

In THEORY, sewing the center seam of the box last will allow me to keep the panel flat and also allow me a bit of "wiggle room" if I need it.

We'll see.  When I finish this panel, I'll sew it to the "Before you can think" and the "you have to start with a box" panels and... the quilt top will be finished!

Which will be pretty cool, considering I started working on it eight months ago.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Time is an essential part of the process . . . no worries! Like the "re-vamped" look!

Queenie Believe said...

Great art takes time... I do believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the wonderful work.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Anonymous said...

Lynne -

I've been a fan for a few years, and have your blog bookmarked. I go to my other blogs from yours! LOL! You are an inspiration with all of your creative ways of thinking out of the box (see what I did there?) and Millie's posts slay me. Do what you do and be well.