All the Yin Yang blocks in the Memories of Smudge top are now joined. After having joined them previously and then deciding to rearrange them, the blocks sat for a while. But I picked them back up late last week, joined them into rows and finished joining the rows into the top on Friday night.
Then I start auditioning borders. My initial thought was a narrow pink stop border, then a cream border and then a final dark brown border. But what I had that I thought was a deep brown is, in fact, a deep burgundy brown and it’s not the right colour by any stretch of the imagination. Now I’m thinking I’ll add the narrow pink border and a slightly wider cream border and then use a black for the binding. I’m not all that surprised I don’t have yardage of a brown in my stash as it’s not a colour to which I’m drawn or want to work with normally. It’s actually rather surprising I even had enough of the brown FQs to make Memories of Smudge.
Once the Memories of Smudge blocks were all together, I decided to get to work on the New York Beauty blocks. The blocks are all joined into rows and now I’ve started joining the rows. So far the bottom two rows are joined. As I’m joining them entirely by hand, I expect it will take a couple more evenings of stitching to have the top together. Until they were joined, all the blocks had little pieces of paper identifying their row and placement in the row. Once joined into rows, only the first block of the top row still has a little paper identifier.
Once the New York Beauty rows are all joined, I’m going to get the borders on Memories of Smudge and then those two tops will be done. Right now I’m thinking the New York Beauty top will have no borders but will be bound with a black or very deep grey, but I’ll make that decision when the rows are all joined.
Today’s Baxtertoon – Snowbirds. I think Mr. Q.O. must like snow or something. I’m grateful we have none.
A box was out, as Mr. Q.O. was looking for something, and Baxter was right there to investigate.